Definition of drawback
1 : a refund of duties especially on an imported product subsequently exported or used to produce a product for export
2 : an objectionable feature : disadvantage <The plan's only drawback is its cost.>
Examples of drawback in a sentence
The trip sounds great, but cost is a major drawback.
<this plan has only one drawback: it's unworkable>
First Known Use of drawback
DRAWBACK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of drawback for English Language Learners
: something that causes problems
DRAWBACK Defined for Kids
Definition of drawback for Students
: an unwanted feature or characteristic <My only drawback is that I look something like a mouse. — E. B. White, Stuart Little>
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