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bargain-basement

[bahr-guh n-beys-muh nt]
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adjective
  1. very low-priced.
  2. noticeably lacking in quality; inferior.
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Origin of bargain-basement

First recorded in 1955–60

bargain basement

noun
  1. a basement area in some stores where goods are sold at prices lower than usual.
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Origin of bargain basement

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for bargain-basement

bargain basement

noun
  1. part of a shop where goods are sold at reduced prices
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