Meaning of “credit card” in the English Dictionary

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"credit card" in British English

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credit cardnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkred.ɪt ˌkɑːd/ us /ˈkred.ɪt ˌkɑːrd/

A1 a small plastic card that can be used as a method of payment, the money being taken from you at a later time

Examples

  • What is the expiry date on your credit card ?
  • The interest rate on my credit card is currently 25.5% APR.
  • Would you prefer to pay by cash, cheque or credit card?
  • Do they take credit cards at this shop?
  • This credit card allows you to withdraw up to £200 a day from cash dispensers.

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

"credit card" in American English

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credit cardnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkred·ɪt ˌkɑrd/

a small plastic card that you can use to buy something and pay for it in the future

(Definition of “credit card” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"credit card" in Business English

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credit cardnoun [ C ]

uk us

COMMERCE a small plastic card that can be used to buy goods or services and then pay for them at a later time:

accept/take credit cards Online merchants rely on electronic payments, and it would hurt their businesses if they did not accept credit cards.
pay with a/by credit card We do not take cheques, but you can pay by cash, credit card, or debit card.
credit card balance/bill/debt Almost two thirds of us don't clear our credit card balance every month.

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(Definition of “credit card” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)