duty-free

adjective or adverb
\ ˌdü-tē-ˈfrē How to pronounce duty-free (audio) , ˌdyü-, ˈd(y)ü-tē-ˌfrē \

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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The first known use of duty-free was in 1689

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“Duty-free.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duty-free. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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duty-free

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of duty-free

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

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