Definition of charge card in US English:

charge card


  • A credit card for use with an account that must be paid when a statement is issued.

    • ‘If your credit, debit, or bank-issued charge card gets stolen, the most you are liable for is £50 for any transactions made before the issuer is notified.’
    • ‘Taxpayers who use credit, debit or charge cards must pay a ‘convenience fee’ equal to 2.49% of the balance.’
    • ‘For example, it may be useful to have a credit card or charge card dedicated to expenditure on motor fuel.’
    • ‘Pulling out a charge card is so convenient; filling out a deposit slip and a check just seems too difficult.’
    • ‘Almost weekly, if not more often, church mailboxes contain at least one solicitation for a corporate credit card, or a charge card in the name of the pastor and the church.’
    • ‘As a fresh recruit in charge of strategic planning more than two decades ago, he sought to move the company beyond its lucrative niche as an upscale charge card - an idea too radical for the company's old guard.’
    • ‘So everyone who uses a charge card makes some small contribution.’
    • ‘It seems the department store consumer, armed with a charge card and a credit card, and the supermarket shopper, pushing a trolley of cut-price clothes, Chardonnay and spicy poppadoms, has made the UK the world's leading economy.’
    • ‘At our bank, you can get an e-mail message when you reach the credit limit on your charge card.’
    • ‘If doing without your charge card is unthinkable, you may want to take Stephen's advice.’
    • ‘Since it's not a charge card, why do they need your personal information?’
    • ‘Coutts, the private bank used by the Queen, last week launched a premium charge card.’
    • ‘According to one implementation, a promotional message is imprinted on the face of a charge card.’
    • ‘A dishonest clerk could make an extra imprint from your credit or charge card and use it to make personal charges.’
    • ‘At the start of each school year, our art-education students create an art-shopper's charge card.’
    • ‘In the case of unauthorized use of a consumer's credit or charge card, consumers are generally held liable only for the first $50 in charges.’
    • ‘The German market has the highest number of debit cards in Europe and comparatively few cards with a pay-later facility, such as credit and charge cards.’
    • ‘But regardless of fees, for many consumers the cost of having a charge card is often significantly lower than the cost of having a credit card due to the interest-related debt that can be racked up with the credit card.’
    • ‘The website will then credit their charge card for the amount spent on gas up to $30.’
    • ‘You mean you're penalizing me for not having your charge card?’


charge card

/ˈtʃɑrdʒ ˌkɑrd//ˈCHärj ˌkärd/