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price tag

a label or tag that shows the price of the item to which it is attached.
Origin of price tag
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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

a ticket or label on an article for sale showing its price
the cost, esp of something not usually priced: the price tag on a top footballer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for price-tag

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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