duty-free

[ doo-tee-free, dyoo- ]
/ ˈdu tiˈfri, ˈdyu- /

adjective, adverb

free of customs duty or tax on imported or exported goods: duty-free cargo; merchandise shipped duty-free.
pertaining to or selling goods for import or export free of the usual customs duty: a duty-free shop at the airport.

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Origin of duty-free

1680–90; duty (in the sense “an import or export tax”) + -free
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British Dictionary definitions for duty-free

duty-free

adjective, adverb

with exemption from customs or excise duties

noun

goods sold in a duty-free shop
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