price tag

noun
|Updated on: 8 Jun 2018

Definition of price tag

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

Examples of price tag in a Sentence

  1. The price tag is missing so I don't know how much this sweater costs.

  2. a weeklong cruise on the luxury liner sounded great, but the price tag was enough to make me choke

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First Known Use of price tag

1880

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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PRICE TAG Defined for English Language Learners

price tag

Definition of price tag for English Language Learners

  • : 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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