or post card

[ pohst-kahrd ]
/ ˈpoʊstˌkɑrd /


Also called picture postcard. a small, commercially printed card, usually having a picture on one side and space for a short message on the other.

Origin of postcard

First recorded in 1865–70; post3 + card1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for postcard


/ (ˈpəʊstˌkɑːd) /


a card, often bearing a photograph, picture, etc, on one side, (picture postcard), for sending a message by post without an envelopeAlso called (US): postal card
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for postcard



1870, from post (n.3) + card (n).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper