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sin tax

noun, Informal.
a tax levied on cigarettes, liquor, gambling, or other things considered neither luxuries nor necessities.
Origin of sin tax
First recorded in 1970-75 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for sin tax

sin tax

(informal) a tax levied on something that is considered morally or medically harmful, such as alcohol or tobacco
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sin tax

noun phrase

A tax on some activity or product regarded as immoral: Then there are the always popular so-called sin taxes, which could be slapped on cigarettes and liquor (1963+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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