Definition of low-cost

: obtainable at a low cost abundant and low-cost moneyU.S. News & World Report low-cost housing

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First Known Use of low-cost

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Low-cost.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low-cost. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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