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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It’s Friday, July 12, and President Trump’s on-again, off-again immigration raids are worrying immigrants here legally, Apple’s futuristic office park gets an official price tag, and San Francisco businesses are kicking plastic to the curb. Taylor Kate Brown,, "Bay Briefing: Raids or not, Bay Area families awash in uncertainty," 12 July 2019 Hong Kong has gained a reputation for its luxury real estate with staggering price tags -- one house on The Peak, an exclusive neighborhood, is currently listed for $448 million. Jessie Yeung, CNN, "Family feuds and social media spats: The generational divide that's splitting apart Hong Kong," 9 July 2019 Read and watch the WTTW story, which lays out the price tag per household, here. Lisa Donovan,, "The Spin: Taxing questions for Cubs co-owner, RNC finance chair Todd Ricketts on North Shore property," 8 July 2019 Retaining Paul Millsap, even at a significant price tag, is integral to their progress. Mike Singer, The Denver Post, "Clippers’ seismic Kawhi Leonard move shakes NBA, but Nuggets believe in their foundation," 6 July 2019 The two were skeptical about the price tag, suggesting the work could be done more cost-effectively with a temporary consultant rather than a full-time staff member. Hillary Davis,, "Costa Mesa to hire sustainability czar, though some council members question the cost," 5 July 2019 The end result is a loan that carries a hefty price tag, with sky-high interest rates and hidden fees. Michelle Fox, NBC News, "How military members can avoid predatory lenders," 4 July 2019 For a French Laundry experience with no price tag, the ungated three-acre Culinary Garden across the street is open to the public for impromptu strolls. Washington Post, "How a world-class chef blossomed in Napa Valley: The French Laundry turns 25," 3 July 2019 Others, however, have balked at the $262,800 price tag, saying the 2008 piece of art had run its course. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "The crowdfunding for Mass Ave. sculpture Ann Dancing is over. Here's what happens next.," 30 June 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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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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