sin tax


noun Informal.

a tax levied on cigarettes, liquor, gambling, or other things considered neither luxuries nor necessities.

Origin of sin tax

First recorded in 1970–75
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sin tax

noun

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

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