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[ mahrk-doun ]
/ ˈmɑrkˌdaʊn /
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noun
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

markdown
/ (ˈmɑːkˌdaʊn) /

noun
a price reduction
verb mark down
(tr, adverb) to reduce in price
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Other Idioms and Phrases with markdown

mark down

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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