price tag



a label or tag that shows the price of the item to which it is attached.

Origin of price tag

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for price-tag

cost, quotation

Examples from the Web for price-tag

Contemporary Examples of price-tag

Historical Examples of price-tag

  • It's a brand-new one, for the price-tag 's still hangin' on the back.

  • The price-tag, which Gardiner had deftly slipped off the coat before showing it, was marked $18.

    The Bail Jumper

    Robert J. C. Stead

  • All right, Peter Champneys, you shall have your chance to do it,—with a price-tag attached.

    The Purple Heights

    Marie Conway Oemler

British Dictionary definitions for price-tag

price tag


a ticket or label on an article for sale showing its price
the cost, esp of something not usually pricedthe price tag on a top footballer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for price-tag

1881, from price (n.) + tag (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper