bargain-basement

adjective bar·gain-base·ment \ ˈbär-gən-ˈbās-mənt \
|Updated on: 20 May 2018

Definition of bargain-basement

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

First Known Use of bargain-basement

1914

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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bargain basement

noun

Definition of bargain basement

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

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First Known Use of bargain basement

1899

in the meaning defined above

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BARGAIN-BASEMENT Defined for English Language Learners

bargain-basement

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

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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