price tag


Definition of price tag

1 : a tag on merchandise showing the price at which it is offered for sale
2 : price, cost

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Synonyms for price tag


ante, charge, cost, damage, fee, figure, freight, price

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Examples of price tag in a Sentence

The price tag is missing so I don't know how much this sweater costs. a weeklong cruise on the luxury liner sounded great, but the price tag was enough to make me choke

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One of the hindrances to widespread adoption of virtual reality tech has been the price tag. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "The 20 most-popular stories of 2018," 25 Dec. 2018 Those homes come with significantly heftier price tags, sometimes necessitating additional gap financing. Susie Cagle, Curbed, "California’s changing fire country," 10 Oct. 2018 Everybody is a walking price tag, and doing the math is as easy as a Google search on the free, ubiquitous wifi. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "At Hypebeast’s new streetwear festival, even the toddlers are cool and rich," 8 Oct. 2018 One of Barnes’ most important roles will be fundraiser-in-chief, to help students who can’t afford the $100,000 overall price tag, in tuition and fees over three years, for a UW law degree (and more for out-of-state students). Katherine Long, The Seattle Times, "UW picks former Navy lawyer with big personality to lead law school," 4 Sep. 2018 While there's no price tag attached, another similar package of games sold to telecom operator BT for 90 million pounds ($121 million). Claire Atkinson, NBC News, "Amazon grabs streaming rights for English Premier League soccer," 7 June 2018 There will be a price tag for bringing justice to black men from New Orleans, for instance, who have been disproportionately affected by incarceration: One in 7 black men in New Orleans are in prison or on parole. Andre Perry, The Root, "A Case for Educational Reparations for Formerly Incarcerated People," 6 Apr. 2018 Privacy - Terms Officials plan to use to about $5 million a year toward what could be a $60 million price tag. Bill Turque, kansascity, "KC voters overwhelmingly renew 1-cent sales tax for capital improvements," 4 Apr. 2018 In Japan, a typical dose of Xofluza costs about $44 and the country has universal health insurance that covers 70% or more of the cost, so, unlike in the U.S., the price tag generally isn’t a barrier for patients. Megumi Fujikawa, WSJ, "A Flu Drug Was Called ‘Silver Bullet,’ but Some Doctors Prescribe Caution," 11 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of price tag

1880, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of price tag was in 1880

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English Language Learners Definition of price tag

: a piece of paper or plastic that is attached to a product and that has the product's price written or printed on it
: the amount of money that something costs

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