hang·​tag ˈhaŋ-ˌtag How to pronounce hangtag (audio)
: a tag attached to an article of merchandise giving information about its material and proper care

Examples of hangtag in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As of last year, each library branch in California had an average of 24 hangtags, up from an initial four, state officials said. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 28 Feb. 2024 In April 2022, California State Library and California State Parks launched the three-year pilot program that handed out the passes — hangtags that fit over a vehicle’s rearview mirror — to all public library branches across the state, including mobile libraries. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 28 Feb. 2024 The collection also touts seeded hangtags that can be planted and will eventually bloom into wildflowers, inspired by Raad's mom and her love of gardening. People Staff, Peoplemag, 14 Aug. 2023 Check out the city’s skyline along the outsole and 'just a kid from Milwaukee' on the hangtag along with her signature, odes to community connection that runs deep. Jr Radcliffe, Journal Sentinel, 5 July 2023 These ticket holders will receive a parking hangtag for the weekend valid for Lot C near the stadium. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 26 Oct. 2022 Its goal is broader than any single SKU sporting a LifeLabs hangtag. Eric Smith, Outside Online, 7 Apr. 2021 Each hangtag grants entry for one carload of day-use visitors (up to 9 people). Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Apr. 2022 For unstaffed entrances, display it either via a hangtag on your rearview mirror or on your dashboard, signature side up. Stephanie Vermillion, Outside Online, 23 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hangtag was in 1952

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“Hangtag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hangtag. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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hang·​tag -ˌtag How to pronounce hangtag (audio)
: a tag attached to an article of merchandise giving information about its material and care
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