market basket


Definition of market basket

: a variety of consumer goods and services used to calculate a consumer price index

Examples of market basket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The market basket assumes a family eats more than 5 pounds of beans a week, for example. Mike Dorning,, 3 May 2021 Bitcoins and NFTs are not part of the market basket tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. George Calhoun, Forbes, 21 June 2021 The instrument is an obscure U.S. Department of Agriculture shopping list used to determine food stamp benefits, known as the market basket. Mike Dorning,, 3 May 2021 The reappraisal culminates a yearslong campaign by anti-hunger advocates to reassess the market basket. Mike Dorning,, 3 May 2021 The open handles are great for transportation—this could even be your go-to farmer’s market basket. Liv Birdsall, USA TODAY, 5 Nov. 2020 The seven-story structure is a replica of the company’s popular medium market basket -- just 160 times as large. Susan Glaser, cleveland, 17 Oct. 2019 Italy was a markets basket case not that long ago, but the country’s 10-year government bonds were the biggest beneficiary of Draghi’s largess, with yields falling 11 basis points to 0.86%. Marcus Ashworth | Bloomberg, Washington Post, 13 Sep. 2019 Index compilers FTSE Russell and MSCI Inc. are set to include Saudi Arabia’s stock market—the biggest in the Arab world—in their emerging-market baskets, a move that will result in billions of dollars in investments from international... Rory Jones, WSJ, 5 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of market basket

1943, in the meaning defined above

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14 Aug 2021

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“Market basket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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