Definition of black market
: illicit trade in goods or commodities in violation of official regulations; also : a place where such trade is carried on
Examples of black market in a sentence
The black market in prescription drugs is thriving.
They unloaded the stolen goods on the black market.
First Known Use of black market
BLACK MARKET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of black market for English Language Learners
: a system through which things are bought and sold illegally
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