Definition of American Express in English:

American Express


  • Attributive Designating a charge card issued by the American Express company. Also absol.: such a card as a means of payment.

    In recent use also occasionally referring to a credit card issued by this company.


American Express

/əˌmɛrɪk(ə)n ɪkˈsprɛs/ /əˌmɛrɪk(ə)n ɛkˈsprɛs/


1950s; earliest use found in The Bridgeport Telegram. From the name of the American ExpressCo., provider of the credit and charge cards.