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

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Kaitlyn: What about completely unbranded hashtag holidays like National Boyfriend Day or National Sibling Day? Ashley Carman, The Verge, "People participate in hashtag holidays if they feel a personal connection," 26 Dec. 2018 The jars may be unbranded, but the message is clear: Slow down a minute. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "This All-Natural Skin-Care Line Comes in the Most Striking Glass Apothecary Bottles Yet," 12 Dec. 2018 Normally the horses roam the surrounding mountains, nearly all of them unbranded and without owners, Seweingyawma said. Alex Devoid, azcentral, "Volunteers care for Navajo wild horses during drought, despite overpopulation concerns," 13 July 2018 Some cowboys started their own, smaller herds by putting their own brands on mavericks—calves that had slipped unbranded through the roundups—a practice that was, for a time, legal. Eliza Mcgraw, Smithsonian, "The Tragedy of Cattle Kate," 12 Mar. 2018 Some of the land barons paid their cowboys to brand their neighbors’ unbranded calves, which was more like stealing. Eliza Mcgraw, Smithsonian, "The Tragedy of Cattle Kate," 12 Mar. 2018 In an interview in London, Chief Executive Ramesh Tainwala said the company foresees an enormous opportunity to take market share from private label or unbranded players, which currently make up about 50% of the luggage market by volume. Saabira Chaudhuri, WSJ, "Samsonite Aims to Bag More Market Share," 10 July 2017 That’s leading to an unusual situation in which unbranded gasoline is becoming more expensive than the fuel sold at stations affiliated with major oil companies. Alison Sider, WSJ, "Gasoline Prices Jump in Harvey’s Wake," 31 Aug. 2017 Grieco said gift cards or even a thief’s own credit card are less obvious tools to use to steal from other people’s accounts than plain white, unbranded cards. Linda Trischitta, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Suspected thief tosses $2,440 and debit cards as police chase him, cops say," 18 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of unbranded

1749, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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