- a person engaged in contraband trade; smuggler.
Origin of contrabandist
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Examples from the Web for contrabandist
I demand the service of this contrabandist as my domestic until this day week.'Little Dorrit
With the confidence which the contrabandist inspired in him he asked him for money.The Dead Command
Vicente Blasco Ibez
A contrabandist was entrusted with a good many things, and knew how to keep them secret.
The contrabandist swore to betray nothing, and he kept his word; nobody was more trustworthy than the genuine smuggler.
They scent the soldiers as a contrabandist's dog scents a custom-house officer.The King of the Mountains