carte de visite

n.

1861, French, literally "visiting card" (see card (n.1)); photograph portrait mounted on a 3.5 by 2.5 inch card.


Nearby words

  1. cart-way,
  2. cartage,
  3. cartagena,
  4. carte,
  5. carte blanche,
  6. carte du jour,
  7. carte, richard d'oyly,
  8. cartel,
  9. cartelist,
  10. cartelistic

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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