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sin tax

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noun Informal.
  1. a tax levied on cigarettes, liquor, gambling, or other things considered neither luxuries nor necessities.
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Origin of sin tax

First recorded in 1970–75
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Historical Examples of sin tax

  • You may try high-tax and low-tax but all the time you will have sin-tax and more sin than tax.

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British Dictionary definitions for sin tax

sin tax

noun
  1. informal a tax levied on something that is considered morally or medically harmful, such as alcohol or tobacco
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