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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sin tax

sin tax


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