Meaning of “use-by date” in the English Dictionary


"use-by date" in Business English

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use-by datenoun [ C ]

uk us

COMMERCE a date that is printed on a container of food, medicine, etc. to show that it may not be safe to use it after that particular date:

It is illegal for retailers to sell food past its use-by date.

(Definition of “use-by date” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)