face card


noun

the king, queen, or jack of playing cards.

Nearby words

  1. faccp,
  2. facd,
  3. face,
  4. face angle,
  5. face bow,
  6. face cloth,
  7. face down,
  8. face flannel,
  9. face flies,
  10. face gear

Origin of face card

First recorded in 1665–75

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British Dictionary definitions for face card

face card

noun

(in a pack of playing cards) a king, queen, or jack of any suitAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): court card
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