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Topic: DAILY LIFE

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: 'long narrow piece of cloth'

label

1 noun
     
label
la‧bel1 W3 [countable]
1D a piece of paper or another material that is attached to something and gives information about it:
a luggage label
on the label
It says 'Dry clean' on the label.
2 a word or phrase which is used to describe a person, group, or thing, but which is unfair or not correct:
Men these days have to avoid attracting the 'sexist' label.
3TCR a record company:
their new release on the Ace Sounds label
4

designer label

clothes made by fashionable companies:
Fancy designer labels tend to come with fancy price tags to match.
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