chiefly British
: selling goods or services at very low prices : cut-rate
The flat was above a cut-price travel agent at the wrong end of Notting Hill …Hamish Bowles
also : very low in price : cheap
a cut-price ticket

Examples of cut-price in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The carmaker is the subject of a major EU antitrust investigation into its cut-price cars, with the entry-level Seagull priced at $11,000. Ryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 1 Feb. 2024 Joyce’s enemies were skeptical of his attempt to re-balance the equation with 1 million cut-price fares and a donation of 1 billion loyalty points to frequent flyers. Angus Whitley, Fortune, 5 Sep. 2023 Economic storm clouds still darken the horizon, from shaky Chinese indicators to rising interest rates, and barrels of cut-price crude continue to flood from Iran and Russia. Grant Smith, Fortune, 16 July 2023 Deutsche Bank could be in focus for the same reason that Credit Suisse was until its cut-price rescue by UBS last weekend: Investors are wondering who might be next. Stephen Wilmot, WSJ, 24 Mar. 2023 Groupon, founded just two months after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, let people buy cut-price vouchers for restaurants and consumer goods. Chon Tang, Forbes, 23 Mar. 2023 Credit Suisse shares are down over 50%, bringing them in line with the value of UBS's cut-price bid. WSJ, 20 Mar. 2023 The Senators receive high marks for adding one of the best defensemen in the league on a cut-price deal. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 2 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cut-price was in 1880

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“Cut-price.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cut-price. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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