mark·​down | \ ˈmärk-ˌdau̇n How to pronounce markdown (audio) \

Definition of markdown

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a lowering of price
2 : the amount by which an original selling price is reduced

mark down

marked down; marking down; marks down

Definition of mark down (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to put a lower price on

Examples of markdown in a Sentence

Verb marked down all seasonal goods immediately after the holidays
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The massive markdown is causing some observers to pause and reflect on the current state of tech. David Ingram, NBC News, 7 May 2022 Another midi dress on major markdown is this poplin dress with a pink floral pattern. Isabel Garcia,, 12 Mar. 2022 Retailers will also charge promotional and advertising fees, in addition to requiring that brands fund the markdown expenses when items go on sale, all of which accounts for trade spend or trade allowances. Errol Schweizer, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2022 There are also plenty of pretty seasonal patterns on markdown until the 23rd. Sarah Madaus, SELF, 17 Feb. 2022 Haus Laboratories' now-$14 palette is another big markdown that shoppers are loving. Jessica Leigh Mattern,, 29 Nov. 2021 Another multipurpose product on markdown is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Highlighting Duo Pencil. Isabel Garcia,, 14 Oct. 2021 Handbags, jewelry, and other accessories are on major markdown, too. Isabel Garcia,, 29 Nov. 2021 So many best-selling Uggs are on markdown right now at Nordstrom, Zappos, and more. Erin Parker, Glamour, 28 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of markdown


1880, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1833, in the meaning defined above

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19 May 2022

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“Markdown.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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