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Origin of contraband
OTHER WORDS FROM contrabandnon·con·tra·band, noun, adjective
Words nearby contraband
Example sentences from the Web for contraband
Then came a half-century where the bookstores and theaters had nothing but l’art de la femme, and old-timers like you swapped drives full of contraband hip-hop and novels with the corners worn off.
A lawyer for the Department of Corrections denied those claims of mistreatment and said the search was necessary to keep the facility safe from contraband.The Way Prisoners Flag Guard Abuse, Inadequate Health Care and Unsanitary Conditions Is Broken|by Shannon Heffernan, WBEZ|December 2, 2020|ProPublica
Newsham said no contraband was found and no serious crimes had been reported in the area at the time.Police video shows fatal crash as D.C. officers attempt to stop moped driver|Peter Hermann, Justin Jouvenal, Julie Zauzmer|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
Yazbek says no one takes names, and no one checks for weapons or other contraband.
Prison guards in Lima found a contraband mobile phone in his prison cell that he claimed was given to him by the warden.
He was convicted of perjury, served 30 days, and went back to a swashbuckling career in contraband.
A CBP dog sniffs around for contraband like drugs, food, weapons, people.A Shooting on a Tribal Land Uncovers Feds Running Wild|Caitlin Dickson|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of course, as Singer notes, “Smuggling things that are contraband at a prison is not a national security emergency.”What Was This Drone Doing Over a South Carolina Prison?|Melissa Leon|August 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So far as the right or wrong of having contraband whisky was concerned, I don't think any one gave it a second thought.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
He accuses the latter of various illegal and crafty acts, among them sending contraband gold and jewels to Mexico.
The progress of the woollen manufactures of Ireland excited even more alarm and indignation than the contraband trade with France.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Ginger-beer could also be procured, and there were suspicions that the bottles so called contained something contraband.The Daisy Chain|Charlotte Yonge
Their merchants, especially in New England, carried on a brisk and extremely profitable contraband trade.The Political History of England - Vol. X.|William Hunt
British Dictionary definitions for contraband
- goods that are prohibited by law from being exported or imported
- illegally imported or exported goods
- forbidden by law from being imported or exported
- illegally imported or exported
Derived forms of contrabandcontrabandist, noun
Word Origin for contraband
Cultural definitions for contraband
Goods illegally transported across borders to avoid the payment of taxes.