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Idioms about bargain

    in / into the bargain, over and above what has been stipulated; moreover; besides: The new housekeeper proved to be a fine cook in the bargain.
    strike a bargain, to make a bargain; agree to terms: They were unable to strike a bargain because the owner's asking price was more than the prospective buyer could afford.

Origin of bargain

1300–50; (v.) Middle English bargaynen<Anglo-French, Old French bargai(g)ner, probably <Frankish *borganjan, extended form of Germanic *borgan (compare Old High German bor(a)gēn to look after, Middle High German, German borgen to lend, borrow); (noun) Middle English bargayn<Anglo-French, Old French bargai(g)ne, bargain, noun derivative of the v.; o>a in 1st syllable is unexplained

synonym study for bargain

2. See agreement. 6. See trade.

OTHER WORDS FROM bargain

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How to use bargain in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for bargain

bargain
/ (ˈbɑːɡɪn) /

noun
verb

Derived forms of bargain

bargainer, nounbargaining, noun, adjective

Word Origin for bargain

C14: from Old French bargaigne, from bargaignier to trade, of Germanic origin; compare Medieval Latin barcāniāre to trade, Old English borgian to borrow
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Other Idioms and Phrases with bargain

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