Meaning of “card-carrying member” in the English Dictionary

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"card-carrying member" in British English

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card-carrying membernoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkɑːd.kær.i.ɪŋ ˈmem.bər/ us /ˌkɑːrd.ker.i.ɪŋ ˈmem.bɚ/

A card-carrying member of an organization is an active and involved member:

She was a card-carrying member of the Party in the 1930s.

(Definition of “card-carrying member” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)