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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In other states the process can take months and up to $500. Because unemployment in the trans community is three times the national average, that price tag is sometimes prohibitive. Dan Stahl, NBC News, "Making a name for yourself: For trans people, it's 'life-changing'," 6 Sep. 2019 Be warned: like all of Lego's UCS sets, this one doesn't come cheap, although the $699 price tag is $100 less than the UCS Millennium Falcon. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "This $700 Lego Star Destroyer is as close as you’ll get to the real thing," 6 Sep. 2019 And Warren rejected the idea that the higher price tag of Sanders’ plan was an indicator of higher commitment. Katie Palmer, Quartz, "The most important takeaways from the Democrats’ climate town hall," 5 Sep. 2019 Alas, these must be paid for — but the $80 price tag isn’t overwhelming. Hiawatha Bray,, "Back to school: Internet access is essential these days, and yes, there are affordable options," 3 Sep. 2019 That price tag is only likely to grow, the Portland Business Alliance said Wednesday, as employers continue to tally up losses from a day marked by hours of disruption but limited property damage or clashes between political opponents., "Portland’s Proud Boys, antifa protests cost downtown biz $3M, group says," 21 Aug. 2019 At first blush, that price tag makes sense for Apple. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "Can Apple Afford to Make Its Streaming Video Service Free? Can It Afford Not to?," 20 Aug. 2019 As for units costing almost $700,000, Cervantes said the price tag includes common areas and spaces aimed at helping the homeless make the transition to housing. Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY, "$700K for an apartment? The cost to solve the homeless crisis is soaring in Los Angeles," 20 Aug. 2019 Originally estimated to cost $6 million, the price tag eventually doubled to more than $12 million. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Port, USS Midway promised to build a park on Navy Pier two decades ago. It’s still not there," 10 Aug. 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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