duty-free

adjective or adverb \ ˌdü-tē-ˈfrē , ˌdyü- , ˈdü-tē-ˌ \

Definition of duty-free

1 : without payment of customs duties : free from duties
  • imported duty-free
  • duty-free goods
2 : relating to or selling duty-free goods
  • a duty-free shop

First Known Use of duty-free

1689

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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DUTY-FREE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of duty-free for English Language Learners

  • : not taxed when taken into another country

  • : selling goods that will not be taxed when taken into another country


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