un·​brand·​ed | \ˌən-ˈbran-dəd \

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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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 CrossAmerica Partners LP will acquire 102 Jet Pep retail sites which sold almost 91 million gallons of unbranded fuel in 2016, the company said. Lee Roop | Lroop@al.com, AL.com, "Jet Pep selloff, Bitty's Living Kitchen in AL.com business news," 11 Aug. 2017 Unbranded food staples including vegetables, milk, eggs and flour will be exempt from sales tax, along with health and education services. Washington Post, "India’s shopkeepers scramble before tax changes take effect," 20 June 2017

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First Known Use of unbranded

1749, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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