bargain counter



a counter or area in a retail store where merchandise is sold at reduced prices.

Origin of bargain counter

First recorded in 1885–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bargain counter

Historical Examples of bargain counter

  • Did you ever see a bargain-counter crowd on Twenty-third Street?

  • Everything was of the factory, with the odor of the bargain-counter.

    Max Fargus

    Owen Johnson

  • But seriously, we're getting you at a bargain-counter price.

  • The Indians swarmed around by the hundred and looked the bargain-counter over.


    O. Henry

  • Look at our Boston women at a bargain-counter,—you've got a lot of curtains at four dollars a pair.

    Rose Charlitte

    Marshall Saunders