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market basket

noun
  1. a basket or cart for groceries.
  2. a selected group of consumer goods and services whose cost is tracked for calculating a consumer price index and measuring the cost of living.
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Examples from the Web for market basket

Historical Examples

  • Now came Temperance with her market-basket, and she had to be told.

    It Might Have Been

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • There was an exciting time when one of the chickens escaped from a market-basket and had to be chased all over the carriage.

  • No customer left her stand without adding something to the weight of his or her market-basket.

    Fashion and Famine

    Ann S. Stephens

  • I can see Jake Stimbel now, carrying the market-basket after me, or scrubbing the pavement.

    Pencil Sketches

    Eliza Leslie

  • A battered straw hat, drawn well over his eyes, a large apron, and a market-basket completed the transformation.

    The House Opposite

    Elizabeth Kent