Definitions for visiting card
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Ref: calling card (def. 1). 1
Origin of visiting card:
calling card, visiting card, card(noun)
a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited
A written card which identifies the bearer, presented for introduction when attending a business meeting or formal social gathering.
A visiting card, also known as a calling card, is a small paper card with one's name printed on it, and often bearing an artistic design. In 18th century Europe the footmen of aristocrats and royalty would deliver these first European visiting cards to the servants of their prospective hosts solemnly introducing the arrival of their owners.
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