black market

noun

Definition of black market

  1. :  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

  1. The black market in prescription drugs is thriving.

  2. They unloaded the stolen goods on the black market.

1931

First Known Use of black market

1931


BLACK MARKET Defined for English Language Learners

black market

noun

Definition of black market for English Language Learners

  • : a system through which things are bought and sold illegally


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