- 'card-.carryingadj [only before noun]1.) card-carrying membersomeone who has paid money to a political organization and is an official and active member of it▪ a card-carrying member of the Labour Party2.) believing very strongly in something - used to show disapproval▪ One of them is a card-carrying ecology freak.
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card-carrying — card′ car rying adj. 1) gov admittedly belonging to a group or party: a card carrying Communist[/ex] 2) cvb identified with or dedicated to an ideal, profession, or interest: a card carrying humanist[/ex] • Etymology: 1945–50 … From formal English to slang
card-carrying — [kärd′kar′ē iŋ] adj. 1. owning a membership card in a specified organization 2. Informal thorough, genuine, etc. [a card carrying pacifist] … English World dictionary
card-carrying — card ,carrying adjective belonging to an organization, especially a political organization, and supporting it very strongly: a card carrying member of the Communist Party … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
card-carrying — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ registered as a member of a political party or trade union … English terms dictionary
card-carrying — 1) ADJ: ADJ n A card carrying member of a particular group or political party is an official member of that group or party, rather than someone who supports it. [be V ed] I ve been a card carrying member of the Labour party for five years. 2) ADJ … English dictionary
card-carrying — adjective Etymology: from the assumption that such a person carries an identification card Date: 1948 1. being a full fledged member of an organization (as a Communist party) 2. a. strongly identified with a group (as of people with a common… … New Collegiate Dictionary
card-carrying — ¦ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: so called from the assumption that such a member carries a membership card 1. : being a full fledged member especially of a Communist party 2. a. : being strongly identified with a group (as of people… … Useful english dictionary
card-carrying — /kahrd kar ee ing/, adj. 1. admittedly belonging to a group or party: a card carrying Communist. 2. Often Facetious. dedicated to an ideal, profession, or interest: a card carrying humanist. [1945 50] * * * … Universalium
card-carrying — adjective card carrying member someone who has paid money to an organization and is a keen member of it: a card carrying member of the Labour Party … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
card-carrying — adj. Card carrying is used with these nouns: ↑member … Collocations dictionary