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postcard

[pohst-kahrd] /ˈpoʊstˌkɑrd/
noun
1.
Also called picture postcard. a small, commercially printed card, usually having a picture on one side and space for a short message on the other.
2.
postal card (def 1).
Also, post card.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; post3 + card1
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  • In some cases, the personal messages sent on the back of the postcards are included.
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postcard

/ˈpəʊstˌkɑːd/
noun
1.
a card, often bearing a photograph, picture, etc, on one side, (picture postcard), for sending a message by post without an envelope Also called (US) postal card
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Word Origin and History for postcards

postcard

n.

1870, from post (n.3) + card (n).

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french postcard


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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