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Origin of black market
Words nearby black market
Definition for black market (2 of 2)
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of black-market
Example sentences from the Web for black market
On the street level, black-market banks in China never advertise their enterprise.
The black-market channels which ferry ivory from poachers are often the same used for illegal arms, drugs, and trafficked labor.Clinton Unites African Leaders in Her Crusade Against Poaching|Nina Strochlic|September 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Would he mind, she wondered, carrying the package of black-market tea that she was bringing her mother?World War II’s Most Glamorous Spy: Christine Granville|Emma Garman|July 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
On the black-market, Iranian moneylenders peg the real exchange rate far higher, at more than 35,000 rials per dollar.Sanctions Are Causing Inflation in Iran and Harming Its Economy|Alex Klein|October 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Siddiqui is suspected of dealing with $19 million worth of black-market diamonds to pay for al Qaeda attacks.
British Dictionary definitions for black market
- any system in which goods or currencies are sold and bought illegally, esp in violation of controls or rationing
- (as modifier)black market lamb
Derived forms of black marketblack marketeer, noun
Cultural definitions for black market
The illegal buying and selling of goods above the price fixed by a government. Black markets usually develop when, because of war, disaster, or public policy, a government tries to set prices for commodities instead of allowing the normal operations of supply and demand to set prices.