sticker price


Definition of sticker price

: a manufacturer's suggested retail price that is printed on a sticker and affixed to a new automobile broadly : the stated cost of something a computer with a high sticker price

Examples of sticker price in a Sentence

We managed to negotiate 15 percent off the sticker price. The speakers are excellent and well worth the sticker price.

Recent Examples on the Web

The $7,500 federal tax credit offered to buyers of all-electric vehicles will help drag that sticker price down, as will certain state incentives. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Hyundai’s Kona EV has great range and costs as much as the average car," 17 Dec. 2018 That's a 12 percent discount from its original sticker price of $100. Popular Mechanics, "This Universal Coat Heater Will Help You Fight the Cold," 1 Feb. 2019 Annual disposable income per person in the U.S. passed the average vehicle sticker price in 2006 and has stayed in front. Fortune, "Automakers Make Tons of Cash on Cheap Cars by Adding Luxury Features," 10 May 2018 But Azar, speaking at a National Academy of Medicine conference, said there is precedence for such a move, pointing out that federal law requires automakers to disclose sticker prices for cars. Linda A. Johnson, The Seattle Times, "US wants drug prices in TV ads: ‘Patients deserve to know’," 16 Oct. 2018 While the government pays sticker price for drugs under the Part B program, the Part D program allows insurers and pharmacy benefit managers to negotiate formularies. Sarah Jane Tribble, Washington Post, "Trump’s Budget Proposal Swings At Drug Prices With A Glancing Blow," 12 Feb. 2018 This makes the 9 million or so subsidized Obamacare enrollees very price-insensitive; the tax credits insulate them from the sticker price of their coverage. Sarah Kliff, Vox, "Obamacare is having a surprisingly good year," 26 Nov. 2018 Some savvy buyers paid much less than that, but somehow eight people managed to pay above sticker price. Zachary Palmer, Popular Mechanics, "The 10 Best Sites to Buy and Sell Your Car Online," 7 Aug. 2018 Discounts: Auto makers will often apply discounts, such as rebates to the original sticker price, to make monthly payments more affordable. Adrienne Roberts, WSJ, "Vehicle Leases: Behind the Numbers," 14 Nov. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'sticker price.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of sticker price

1959, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about sticker price

Share sticker price

Statistics for sticker price

Last Updated

28 Feb 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for sticker price

The first known use of sticker price was in 1959

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for sticker price

sticker price


English Language Learners Definition of sticker price

US : the price of a vehicle that is suggested by the manufacturer and that is shown on a sticker which is attached to the vehicle also : the stated price of something

More from Merriam-Webster on sticker price

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with sticker price

Comments on sticker price

What made you want to look up sticker price? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


the range of authority or knowledge

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt-painting-a-young-scholar-and-his-tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!