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noun

an official card, originally green, issued by the U.S. government to foreign nationals permitting them to work in the U.S.

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Origin of green card

First recorded in 1965–70

OTHER WORDS FROM green card

green-carder, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for green card

green card

noun

an official permit allowing the holder permanent residence and employment, issued to foreign nationals in the US
an insurance document covering motorists against accidents abroad
social welfare (in Britain) an identification card issued by the Manpower Services Commission to a disabled person, to show registration for employment purposes and eligibility for special servicesSee also handicap register, registered disabled
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