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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The smartphone’s overhaul will test consumers’ willingness to ditch their years-old devices for ones that offer flashier features—for a higher price tag. Timothy W. Martin, WSJ, "Samsung’s Top-Secret Galaxy S Phone Is a 5G Monster With Six Cameras," 20 Nov. 2018 Casper’s new Wave mattress comes with a steep price tag, but its ergonomic technology and humidity-fighting wool cover, which target discomfort and overheating, respectively, may just be the most game-changing gift of all. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "The 11 Best Gifts for the Wellness Warrior in Your Life," 14 Nov. 2018 Compared to the $900ish price tag of flagship phones with similar specs, OnePlus' $549 price point provides a lot of buffer room. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "OnePlus 6T Review: Amazing value with an even more amazing fingerprint reader," 29 Oct. 2018 Originally listed in 2014 with a wildly ambitious $9.5 million price tag, the home has undergone several price drops over the years looking for a buyer. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Midcentury honeymoon crash pad of Elvis and Priscilla Presley wants $3.2M," 16 Oct. 2018 The brand showed off the costume with a suit jacket and numbered briefcase, likely in reference to Markle's pre-princess days on Suits and Deal or No Deal, which are not included in the $50 price tag. Zoe Weiner, Allure, "There’s Now a Sexy Halloween Costume Inspired by Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding Dress," 15 Oct. 2018 If past royal weddings are any indication, that limelight includes a spectacular gown–which comes with a jaw-dropping price tag. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "How Much Does Princess Eugenie's Wedding Dress Cost?," 8 Oct. 2018 NickSplat will come with a $6-per-month price tag as a standalone channel on VRV, or bundled with VRV's other digital networks like Cartoon Hangover, Crunchyroll, DramaFever, and Shudder for $10-per-month. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "Your Favorite '90s Nickelodeon Shows Are Now Streaming," 29 Aug. 2018 For a considerable price tag, people are watching the show Fantasmic! or the Disneyland fireworks from a balcony overlooking the park at the upscale restaurant 21 Royal. Suzannah Weiss, Teen Vogue, "Disneyland's 21 Royal Offers $15,000 Dinner," 16 Aug. 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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a knickknack or trinket

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