postcard

or post card

[ pohst-kahrd ]
/ ˈpoʊstˌkɑrd /

noun

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.

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Origin of postcard

First recorded in 1865–70; post3 + card1

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British Dictionary definitions for postcard

postcard

/ (ˈpəʊstˌkɑːd) /

noun

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
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Word Origin and History for postcard

postcard

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper