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 interest) <
card-carrying members of the ecology movement — R. J. Neuhaus
>
b. being such emphatically or unmistakably <
a card-carrying hippie
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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 — ¦ ̷ ̷ 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

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