One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A card issued by an employer as proof that the cardholder is employed; (also in later use) a card certifying that the bearer has permission to work.
2A card on which is printed a list of exercises for students, such as questions to be answered or tasks to be carried out.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Manchester Guardian.
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