Definition of markup
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
Examples of markup in a Sentence
The retail markup on their products is 25 percent.
selling used cars at high markups
Recent Examples of markup from the Web
After tickets for The Tragically Hip's final tour last year appeared immediately on ticket resale sites at outrageous markups, the familiar practice finally caught the attention of those with legislative power.
Most brands would hesitate to prominently advertise their 50-60% markup, but Everlane banked that customers would appreciate and understand those numbers (particularly when compared to the astronomical margins of their competitors).
Republicans have skipped the days of hearings and lengthy markups that were a feature of the crafting of Obamacare.
The bill went through hundreds of hearings and markups that lasted days or even months.
Markups at the House Ways and Means Committee under Chairman Dan Rostenkowski, a Democrat from Illinois, were also frequently closed to the press and public, mostly for tax bills.
Markups at the House Ways and Means Committee under Chairman Dan Rostenkowski (D-Ill.) also were frequently closed to the press and public, mostly for tax bills.
There were hundreds of hearings and markups that lasted days or—in the case of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee—months.
There were hundreds of hearings and markups that lasted days, or, in the case of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, months.
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Definition of markup for English Language Learners
: an amount added to the price of something : the difference between the cost of producing something and its selling price
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