high-tick·​et ˈhī-ˈti-kət How to pronounce high-ticket (audio)

Examples of high-ticket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Major retailers say their customers over the last three months have pulled back from high-ticket purchases, focused on essentials and held out for deals — a shift that industry executives and observers expect to persist into the busiest shopping period of the year. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2023 The event is known for offering high-ticket one-of-a-kind creations put forth by nearly every major watchmaker in the industry. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 18 Oct. 2023 The second slide showed the impressive length of the dress’ train as Cardi posed on the steps of her house with the gauzy fabric spilling down in front of her, followed by several more fashion shots and the final pic spotlighting the array of high-ticket Hermes bags Offset gifted her. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 13 Oct. 2023 Everyday essentials like cleansers and mascaras are on sale, along with high-ticket hot tools to step up your styling routine. Lily Gray, Southern Living, 10 Oct. 2023 Notably, Gen Z-aged TikTokers brag about getting Ganni pieces and simultaneously whine about not being able to afford high-ticket items from the likes of Miu Miu and Saint Laurent. Kerensa Cadenas, ELLE, 10 Aug. 2023 Over the last several months, multiple reports have circulated about the couple almost buying various high-ticket homes, but ultimately walking away. Mackenzie Schmidt, Peoplemag, 1 June 2023 Gatica was captivated when the pandemic lockdowns suspended Manhattan’s high-ticket retail trade. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 21 Apr. 2023 Consumers are finding ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ installments to help with budgeting, funding high-ticket purchases, or increasing their spending power. G/o Media Studios For Mastercard, Quartz, 8 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of high-ticket was in 1943

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“High-ticket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high-ticket. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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