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card-carrying

[ kahrd-kar-ee-ing ]
/ ˈkɑrdˌkær i ɪŋ /
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adjective
admittedly belonging to a group or party: a card-carrying Communist.
Often Facetious. dedicated to an ideal, profession, or interest: a card-carrying humanist.
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Origin of card-carrying

First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for card-carrying

card-carrying

adjective
being an official member of a specified organizationa card-carrying union member; a card-carrying Communist
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