admittedly belonging to a group or party:
a card-carrying Communist.
Often Facetious. dedicated to an ideal, profession, or interest:
a card-carrying humanist.
As a card-carrying member of the window dressing fraternity, I say, “Fierce!”
Why Drag Queens Should Handle Disaster Relief Simon Doonan June 3, 2010
A former “card-carrying monogamist,” as she puts it, she is now in an open relationship and newly engaged.
The Sex Diaries Project: What 1,500 Bedroom Diaries Can Teach Us About Sex Jessica Bennett January 26, 2012
They were all card-carrying Ukrainians, who were somewhat suspicious of Russia.
Is Kharkiv Ukraine’s Next Tipping Point? Vijai Maheshwari March 12, 2014
I would imagine he would portray us like we are all card-carrying members of ISIS.
Rick Santorum’s Hobby Lobby Horror Movie Dean Obeidallah July 1, 2014
No longer a card-carrying Communist, he nonetheless stubbornly admires Stalin and overlooks his excesses.
Must-Read Debuts Taylor Antrim October 21, 2010
So the Beltway media (of which I am a card-carrying member) has decided President Obama is too aloof.
Stop Calling Obama Aloof! Paul Begala May 19, 2013
You, being a card-carrying member of the American elite—” Carville asserts before I interrupt him with a sarcastic “thank you.
James Carville on His New Book, ‘It’s the Middle Class, Stupid!’ Lloyd Grove July 8, 2012
Of course, it greatly helped that he was a card-carrying conservative anticommunist.
My Dinner with Fidel Leslie H. Gelb March 15, 2009
And what a pleasant surprise to find that Assange, a card-carrying whistleblower, can wear more than one hat.
I Love the Julian Assange Show! Tracy Quan July 2, 2012
being an official member of a specified organization: a card-carrying union member, a card-carrying Communist
1948, used frequently during Cold War in U.S. (typically in reference to official membership in the communist party), from card (n.1) + present participle of carry (v.).
a file of cards of uniform size arranged in some definite order and listing the items in the collection of a library or group of libraries, each card typically identifying a single item. Historical Examples All of these card-catalog and other “devices” are a part of a great movement to put efficiency into every human […]
a very sturdy fabric with a leather or rubber fillet imbedded with wire teeth for disentangling and cleaning textile fibers, used to cover the rollers or flats of a carding machine.
a casino player who memorizes or records which cards have been played in previous hands in order to calculate the odds on receiving winning cards or combinations from those remaining to be dealt, the practice often being held as illegal. noun See card counting
- Card counting
noun a card game strategy (e.g. blackjack) in which a player keeps a mental tally of the cards played in order to calculate the probability of certain cards being dealt, therefore obtaining an advantage Examples Card counting is sometimes used to obtain a count of the distribution or remaining high cards in trick-taking games, such […]