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noun [countable] label pronunciation in American English /ˈleɪb(ə)l/
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  1. 1
    a piece of paper or material fastened to an object that gives information about it
    Read the washing instructions on the label.
    You can get sticky labels printed with your address.
  2. 2
    a word or phrase that is used to describe someone or something, especially one that is not completely fair or true
    He said he sometimes got tired of his “bad guy” label.
  3. 3
    a company that designs and makes expensive clothes
    After working with Armani, he launched his own label.
    1. a.
      a piece of clothing that has been made by a well-known designer
      Even little kids all want to wear designer labels.
  4. 4
    a company that produces records
    They signed with one of the smaller independent labels.
    Their album was released on the Digital label.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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