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card-car·ry·ing

(kärd′kăr′ē-ĭng)
adj.
1. Being an enrolled member of a particular organization: a card-carrying Communist.
2. Avidly devoted to a group or cause: card-carrying fitness enthusiasts.

[From the assumption that such a person carries a membership card.]

card-carrying

adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) being an official member of a specified organization: a card-carrying union member; a card-carrying Communist.

card′-car`rying



adj.
1. admittedly belonging to a group or party: a card-carrying Communist.
2. identified with or dedicated to an ideal, profession, or interest: a card-carrying humanist.
[1945–50]

card-carrying

Being a member of a particular political party or organization.
Translations

card-carrying

[ˈkɑːdˌkærɪɪŋ] adj (member) → tesserato/a
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