Definition of card-carrying in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkärdˌkerēiNG/


1Registered as a member of a political party or labor union.
Example sentences
  • Although I have never been a card-carrying member of any political party, I have always had a soft spot for people of conviction who are either prepared to stand for election themselves or work tirelessly on behalf of others.
  • Martin Amis, whose famous novelist father, Kingsley, spent decades as a card-carrying member of the Communist Party, wants to arrest the left's laughter so as to indict the left's memory.
  • Once a card-carrying member of the Communist Party, she recalls rallies and marches during the turbulent Thatcher years.
1.1often humorous Confirmed in or dedicated to a specified pursuit or outlook: a card-carrying pessimist
More example sentences
  • It's something that I, as a card-carrying pessimist, have thought about plenty of times before.
  • These books do not tend to incorporate a lot of spiritual content, in part because I think the market for these books is not card-carrying, mature, experienced and dedicated Pagans, or even Pagans at all!
  • For a card-carrying liberal, I was surprisingly unapologetic about our decision.

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Syllabification: card-car·ry·ing

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