What Does VCARD Mean?

VCARD means "Virtual Business Card" or "Virgin Card."

VCARD (Virtual Business Card) is a file format standard for electronic business cards. Like traditional business cards, VCARDs can contain name and address information, phone numbers, email addresses, URLs, logos or photographs. However, VCARDs can also carry audio clips and other rich content.

VCARDS are often attached to e-mail messages, but can be exchanged in other ways, such as texts or instant messaging. It is increasingly common for VCARDs to be referred to as e-cards.

VCARDS are written using simple coding, reminiscent of HTML. There have seen several versions of the VCARD format, including vCard 2.1, vCard 3.0, vCard 4.0, xCard and jCard.

On online dating sites, such as Craigslist, Tinder, Zoosk and, as well as in text messages and on chat forums, VCARD often means "Virgin Card." (Anyone who is a virgin may be referred to as "carrying a VCARD." )

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When I write VCARD, I mean this:

meaning of VCARD

The image shows a typical VCARD (also known as an e-card).

Summary of Key Points

First Definition for VCARD

VCARD means "Virtual Business Card (e-card)". This is the most common definition for VCARD on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and X (Twitter).
Definition:Virtual Business Card (e-card)
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition for VCARD

VCARD also means "Virgin Card":
Definition:Virgin Card
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of VCARD in Sentences

Here is an example of VCARD being used in a conversation:
  • Charlie: Iím sending you my new VCARD in an email. It has my new phone number in it.
  • Jordan:Thanks. I will update my contacts list once I get it.

An Academic Look at VCARD

VCARD is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Vee Card). Initialisms contrast with acronyms, which are spoken like words.

Example of VCARD Used in a Text


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