[ mahrk-doun ]
/ ˈmɑrkˌdaʊn /
a reduction in price, usually to encourage buying.
the amount by which a price is reduced.
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Origin of markdown
Americanism; noun use of verb phrase mark down
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British Dictionary definitions for markdown
/ (ˈmɑːkˌdaʊn) /
a price reduction
verb mark down
(tr, adverb) to reduce in price
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Idioms and Phrases with markdown
Reduce the price of something, as in If they mark down these shoes, I'll buy two pairs. The mark here alludes to the label indicating a price. [Mid-1800s]
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