[ bahr-guh n-beys-muh nt ]
/ ˈbɑr gənˌbeɪs mənt /
noticeably lacking in quality; inferior.
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Origin of bargain-basement
First recorded in 1955–60
Definition for bargain-basement (2 of 2)
a basement area in some stores where goods are sold at prices lower than usual.
Origin of bargain basement
First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for bargain-basement
part of a shop where goods are sold at reduced prices
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