mark·​up | \ ˈmärk-ˌəp How to pronounce markup (audio) \

Definition of markup

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : an amount added to the cost price to determine the selling price broadly : profit
2 : a U.S. Congressional committee session at which a bill is put into final form before it is reported out

mark up

marked up; marking up; marks up

Definition of mark up (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to put a markup on

Examples of markup in a Sentence

Noun The retail markup on their products is 25 percent. selling used cars at high markups
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun During markup sessions for the agency's budget, U.S. House members did not discuss this new budget request. Alex Stuckey, Houston Chronicle, "NASA's Artemis moon plan will cost up to $30 billion, administrator says," 14 June 2019 The tool palette was also redesigned to create a more realistic experience markup experience. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, "Everything You Need To Know From Apple's WWDC Keynote," 3 June 2019 The next step is a House Judiciary Committee markup, which has not been scheduled, but which advocates are expecting to take place within weeks., "Va. results could boost prospects of ERA - The Boston Globe," 7 Nov. 2019 Republican members introduced a barrage of dead-on-arrival amendments during the committee markup of the measure, each one failing along party lines. NBC News, "Republicans slam Dems as committee readies impeachment resolution for floor vote," 30 Oct. 2019 Combined with taxes on sales and business transactions, that would mean an average markup of 17% for marijuana. Morgan Lee,, "Pot legalization plan would subsidize patients, pay police," 22 Oct. 2019 The committee meeting, known as a markup, comes after three deadly mass shootings in the month of August that killed 38 people in total. Grace Segers, CBS News, "House committee pushes forward on gun control bills as Senate and Trump waver," 10 Sep. 2019 At $199 for your own bespoke pair, customization comes at a $50 premium—a significant markup on an already expensive headset. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Astro's new Astro.ID program lets you build your own stylish A40 gaming headset," 3 Sep. 2019 With only rare exceptions would markups exceed twice their wholesale cost for a bottle. Dale Robertson, Houston Chronicle, "Ibiza restaurant in Midtown is closing," 5 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of markup


1916, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1868, in the meaning defined above

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6 Dec 2019

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“Markup.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of markup

: an amount added to the price of something : the difference between the cost of producing something and its selling price

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