con·​tra·​band·​ist ˈkän-trə-ˌban-dist How to pronounce contrabandist (audio)

Examples of contrabandist in a Sentence

contrabandists supplying the rebels with guns

Word History


borrowed from Spanish contrabandista, from contrabando "contraband" (borrowed from Italian contrabbando) + -ista -ist entry 1 — more at contraband

First Known Use

circa 1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of contrabandist was circa 1818

Dictionary Entries Near contrabandist

Cite this Entry

“Contrabandist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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