trade–in

play
noun \ˈtrād-ˌin\

Definition of trade–in

  1. :  an item of merchandise (such as an automobile or refrigerator) taken as payment or part payment for a purchase

First Known Use of trade–in

1915


TRADE–IN Defined for English Language Learners

trade-in

play
noun

Definition of trade–in for English Language Learners

  • : something (such as a used car) that you sell to a business as part of your payment for something new


Learn More about trade–in


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

done merely as a duty

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time-traveler-quiz-which-word-came-first
  • Which came first?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

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

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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