credit card

Any card, plate or coupon book that may be used repeatedly to borrow money or buy goods and services on credit. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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credit card credit card card

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   A card that allows the holder to make purchases on borrowed money, repayable at varying intervals and at varying rates of interest. A widespread and popular means of obtaining credit for goods and services in developed economies, particularly the United States.
   ► See also Debit Card.

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credit card UK US noun [C]
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.

Compare DEBIT CARD(Cf. ↑debit card)
See Note BANK CARD(Cf. ↑bank card)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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