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price tag

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noun
  1. a label or tag that shows the price of the item to which it is attached.
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Origin of price tag

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
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  • It's a brand-new one, for the price-tag 's still hangin' on the back.

  • The price-tag, which Gardiner had deftly slipped off the coat before showing it, was marked $18.

    The Bail Jumper

    Robert J. C. Stead

  • All right, Peter Champneys, you shall have your chance to do it,—with a price-tag attached.

    The Purple Heights

    Marie Conway Oemler


British Dictionary definitions for price-tag

price tag

noun
  1. a ticket or label on an article for sale showing its price
  2. the cost, esp of something not usually pricedthe price tag on a top footballer
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Word Origin and History for price-tag

n.

1881, from price (n.) + tag (n.).

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