[ ih-kon-uh-mee-sahyz ]
/ ɪˈkɒn ə miˌsaɪz /
larger in size and costing less per unit of measurement than a smaller size: an economy-size box of soap flakes.
smaller in size and costing less: economy-size cars.
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Origin of economy-size
First recorded in 1945–50
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