- 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)
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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
British Dictionary definitions for markup
- an increase in the price of a commodity
- the amount of this increase
verb mark up (tr, adverb)
Idioms and Phrases with markup
Deface by drawing, cutting, or another means of covering something with marks. For example, John was punished for marking up his desk, or These shoes really mark up the floor.
Raise the price of something, as in This small shop marks up its merchandise much more than department stores do. [Second half of 1800s]