bargain-basement

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adjective bar·gain-base·ment \ ˈbär-gən-ˈbās-mənt \

Definition of bargain-basement

1 :of inferior quality or worth
2 :markedly inexpensive
  • bargain-basement rates

First Known Use of bargain-basement

1914


bargain basement

noun

Definition of bargain basement

:a section of a store (such as the basement) where merchandise is sold at reduced prices

First Known Use of bargain basement

1899


BARGAIN-BASEMENT Defined for English Language Learners

bargain-basement

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adjective

Definition of bargain-basement for English Language Learners

  • of a price : very low

  • : having a low price or cost and often having poor quality


bargain basement

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Definition of bargain basement for English Language Learners

  • : a section of a large store where products are sold at lower prices


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