place card



a small card with the name of a guest on it, placed on the table, to indicate where he or she is to sit.

Origin of place card

First recorded in 1920–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for place card

Historical Examples of place card

  • When the guests strolled in Bernice found her place-card with a slight feeling of irritation.

    Flappers and Philosophers

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

British Dictionary definitions for place card

place card


a card placed on a dinner table before a seat, as at a formal dinner, indicating who is to sit there
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