Definition of Cut-rate
1. Adjective. Costing less than standard price. "Cut-rate goods"
Definition of Cut-rate
1. Adjective. Offered for sale or rent at a lower than usual rate ¹
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Literary usage of Cut-rate
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1. Hearings Before the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce of the by United States Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, United States 57th Congress, 1st session, 1901-1902. House. [from old catalog] (1902)
"If they were content with a cut rate that would be imposed upon them ... There would be no object in doing that, because then the cut rate being on all of ..."
2. Play Production in America by Arthur Edwin Krows (1916)
"cut-rate TICKETS Theatrical business to-day is just rallying from the bad moral effect of the cut-rate ticket that in 1910 or thereabouts, ..."
3. Mr. George Jean Nathan Presents by George Jean Nathan (1917)
"THE CUT RATE MIND AND THE PREMIUM SEAT JUST as one dislikes instinctively the sort of person whose essay to be genial and popular is overly assiduous, ..."
4. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1896)
"... Druggists' Association to correct the cut-rate evil that is debasing and ruining the retail drug business of our country have proven a complete failure, ..."
5. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1895)
"Now this cut-rate problem has taken up a great deal of time. If it is desired by this Section to take that up, I would like to outline a little plan by ..."
6. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1906)
"Many a railroad man in the West has assured me that it is much easier to give one good, sharp, hustling man a cut-rate on grain and let him scoop the market ..."
7. American Druggist (1891)
"It was a big jump—half way from the cut rate to the dollar. ... The speaker then went off at a tangent and spoke of the details of the cut-rate principle. ..."