Also called card, visiting card. a small card with the name and often the address of a person or of a couple, for presenting when making a business or social call, for enclosing in gifts, etc.
Informal. any mark, sign, trace, characteristic, or the like by which someone or something can be recognized.
Also called phone card. a prepaid card or charge card that can be used to make a telephone call at home or away from home.
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Origin of calling card
An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for calling card
a small card bearing the name and usually the address of a person, esp for giving to business or social acquaintancesAlso called: visiting card
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