trade-in

noun
\ ˈtrād-ˌin How to pronounce trade-in (audio) \

Definition of trade-in

 (Entry 1 of 2)
: an item of merchandise (such as an automobile or refrigerator) taken as payment or part payment for a purchase

trade in

verb
traded in; trading in; trades in
Definition of trade in (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase or bill trade the old car in on a new one

First Known Use of trade-in

Noun

1915, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1891, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of trade-in was in 1891

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“Trade-in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trade-in. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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trade-in

noun

English Language Learners Definition of trade-in

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

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