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 Schema markup is behind-the-scenes code placed on the pages of your website and is used to help search engines better understand what those pages are about. Randy Soderman, Forbes, 5 May 2022 So the markup on gasoline has increased modestly since 2008, but not nearly as much as this tweet suggests. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, 26 Apr. 2022 The markup on hot foods like pizza and burgers can be as high as 30 percent. NBC News, 11 Mar. 2022 With a factory cost of $75, the retail markup for my glasses was 996%. Los Angeles Times, 11 Jan. 2022 Unfortunately for anyone who might want to buy a new car without a substantial markup, the war in Ukraine isn't the industry's only big supply chain problem. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 16 Mar. 2022 The Ed Napleton Automotive Group must also implement a fair lending program that limits the additional interest markup. Melissa Noel, Essence, 6 Apr. 2022 The settlement requires Napleton to establish a fair lending program that caps the additional interest markup. Robert Channick,, 1 Apr. 2022 The markup on the Ford Mustang Mach-E, was an eye-popping $15,000. New York Times, 23 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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Last Updated

10 May 2022

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“Markup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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