- the amount added by a seller to the cost of a commodity to cover expenses and profit in fixing the selling price.
- the difference between the cost price and the selling price, computed as a percentage of either the selling price or the cost price.
- an increase in price, as of a commodity.
- the amount by which a price is increased.
verb (used with object)
Origin of markup
Examples from the Web for markup
Markup, Committee on Small Business, H.R.2751 — “Commonsense Construction Contracting Act of 2013”Up to a Point: The U.S. Government’s Minimum Wage Is $430 Million Per Hour|P. J. O’Rourke|March 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A $3 pouch of Bugler ends up retailing inside for about $600—a 20,000% markup.With Cigarettes Banned In Most Prisons, Gangs Shift From Drugs To Smokes|Seth Ferranti|June 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The markup is so absurd that it's barely worth borrowing picking up anything except special magical items.Diablo 3 Director Regrets Building an In-Game Market|Megan McArdle|March 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Planned Eldercare then billed Medicaid at a 1000% markup, for a total of more than $370,000.Web Black Market in Diabetic Supplies Costs Government $200m|Diane Dimond|March 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He had one markup—I believe it was on his left eye—the thing that I noticed or was noticeable.Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Now, it goes before—for a markup—it will be placed before the Senate for approval.Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
I peeled twenties off my roll and handed them to him -- his markup was 150 percent.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
Word Origin and History for markup
also mark up, mark-up, "amount added by a retailer to cover overhead and provide profit," 1899; see mark (v.).