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black marketeer

Definition of black marketeer

  1. :  a person who sells things in the black market (a system through which things are bought and sold illegally)

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  of the color black

    :  very dark in color

    :  having a very deep or low register

  1. :  a black pigment or dye

    :  one consisting largely of carbon

    :  the achromatic color of least lightness characteristically perceived to belong to objects that neither reflect nor transmit light

  1. :  to become black

    :  to make black

    :  to declare (as a business or industry) subject to boycott by trade-union members

  1. :  a specialist in promoting or selling a product or service

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to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

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