marginal tax rate

noun

: the rate of additional federal income tax to be paid on additional income

Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of marginal tax rate was in 1948

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near marginal tax rate

Cite this Entry

“Marginal tax rate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marginal%20tax%20rate. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!