face card

face card
F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feys kahrd]
    • /feɪs kɑrd/
    • /feɪs kɑːd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feys kahrd]
    • /feɪs kɑrd/

Definitions of face card words

  • noun face card the king, queen, or jack of playing cards. 1
  • noun face card playing cards: king, queen or jack 1
  • countable noun face card A face card is any of the twelve cards in a deck which has a picture of a face. The face cards are kings, queens, and jacks. 0
  • noun face card (in a pack of playing cards) a king, queen, or jack of any suit 0
  • noun face card any king, queen, or jack in a deck of cards 0

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Origin of face card

First appearance:

before 1665
One of the 47% oldest English words
First recorded in 1665-75

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Face card


face card popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 46% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

face card usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for face card

noun face card

  • coat card — face card.
  • court card — (in a pack of playing cards) a king, queen, or jack of any suit

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