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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However, Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez is now interested in re-signing Townsend ahead of the new campaign and Sky Sports claim a £17m price tag has been slapped on the England international winger., "Crystal Palace Set Asking Price for Star Winger as Newcastle Consider Reunion," 11 July 2018 With all that Willie the poodle mix has been through during his time as a stray and a shelter resident, Shawn Buckley doesn’t think a $3,000 price tag for surgery to correct a crippling leg injury should stand between Willie and a safe new home. Hillary Davis,, "Coming to the rescue: Newport resident’s dog food company starts nonprofit to get homeless dogs veterinary care," 7 July 2018 Reed caught flack for the trip’s overall $90,000 price tag and promised to find nongovernmental funds to pay the $40,000 difference between coach and business-class airfare. J. Scott Trubey, ajc, "Kasim Reed’s South Africa trip probe restarts after concerns about cost," 3 July 2018 From the beginning there were concerns that the naming rights had been sold for too little, given the initial $500 million price tag. Michael Cooper, New York Times, "Turmoil at Lincoln Center: Infighting, Money Troubles, Scrapped Projects," 1 July 2018 Photos on social media show the students pinning a $1.18 price tag on the Winter White House’s gates. Aric Chokey,, "'Road to Change' bus tour brings its message to West Palm Beach, Mar-a-Lago," 1 July 2018 Having a strategic game plan will eliminate the inevitable stress that comes from seeing too many red price tags in a row., "30 Summer Shoes You Can Buy At Shopbop Up to 70% Off," 27 June 2018 Perrote, a responsible businesswoman, keeps price tags on her clothes. Eve Barlow, GQ, "15 Hours With Hinds, Spain's Wildest Rock Band," 25 June 2018 The anchor store was a Schnucks supermarket, and Turner drove a few minutes away to a boxy, one-story house to speak with an elderly woman who’d been banned from the store for putting cheaper price tags on groceries. Ben Austen, The New Republic, "How one American city chose to tackle crime, combat racism, and reckon with the legacy of police brutality," 21 June 2018

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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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