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dance card

  1. a card listing, in order, the names of the partners with whom a woman has agreed to dance at a formal ball or party.
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Origin of dance card

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of dance card

  • Her dancing had called forth the admiration of everybody, and the young men crowded about, begging to see her dance-card.

    Patty's Friends

    Carolyn Wells

  • Presently he drew from his pocket a dance-card, glanced over it for the twentieth time, and replaced it with a sigh.

    The Eternal Boy

    Owen Johnson

  • The program or dance-card of public balls and college class dances, has undeniable advantages.


    Emily Post