unbranded

adjective
un·​brand·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈbran-dəd How to pronounce unbranded (audio) \

Definition of unbranded

1 : not marked with the owner's name or mark unbranded cattle
2 : not sold under a brand name

Examples of unbranded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The agency is also responsible for working with ranchers to keep unbranded, or feral, cattle out of those areas. Erin Stone, The Arizona Republic, "Feds round up feral cattle along the Verde River after habitat damage complaints," 10 Dec. 2020 If the animal is unbranded or no one claims it after a five-day notice, it is sold at auction to the highest bidder. Erin Stone, The Arizona Republic, "Feds round up feral cattle along the Verde River after habitat damage complaints," 10 Dec. 2020 My client Merck and I enlisted Dan as a spokesman for an unbranded educational initiative about high cholesterol. Bob Brody, WSJ, "Trump Can Champion Coronavirus Awareness," 2 Oct. 2020 The pomp of EC Comics was brief—lasting less than a decade—and its legacy, while immense and profound, is also diffuse and, crucially, unbranded. The Economist, "Weird! Incredible! Mad! Of the Golden Age comics houses, EC was the greatest," 23 Sep. 2020 As customers elsewhere stay home and hold back on luxury shopping in favor of essential purchases or cheaper, unbranded goods, sales of personal luxury items — including handbags, shoes and clothing — are still expected to take a huge hit. Michelle Toh, CNN, "Chinese shoppers are giving luxury brands some hope," 11 June 2020 The crazy race Shopclues’s unique selling proposition always was unbranded and affordable products for small-town shoppers. Itika Sharma Punit, Quartz India, "Shopclues’ sale for a pittance lets out Indian e-commerce’s open secret: distress," 1 Nov. 2019 They also were sold unbranded in clear plastic bags, white paper tote bags, and individually from retail displays. chicagotribune.com, "Great Lakes and North Bay Produce Pure Michigan apples recalled over listeria fears," 29 Oct. 2019 The recall also involves apples sold unbranded in clear plastic tote bags, white paper tote bags and individually from retailers' display trays. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "Michigan apples recalled in 8 states due to listeria concerns," 29 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of unbranded

1749, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unbranded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbranded. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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