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traffic

[ traf-ik ]
/ 藞tr忙f 瑟k /
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noun
verb (used without object), traf路ficked, traf路fick路ing.
to carry on traffic, trade, or commercial dealings.
to trade or deal in a specific commodity or service, often of an illegal nature (usually followed by in): to traffic in opium.
verb (used with object), traf路ficked, traf路fick路ing.
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Origin of traffic

First recorded in 1495鈥1505; earlier traffyk, from Middle French trafique (noun), trafiquer; (verb) from Italian traffico (noun), trafficare (verb), of disputed origin

synonym study for traffic

4. See trade.

OTHER WORDS FROM traffic

traf路fick路er, nountraf路fic路less, adjectivein路ter路traf路fic, noun, verb, in路ter路traf路ficked, in路ter路traf路fick路ing.un路traf路ficked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for traffic

traffic
/ (藞tr忙f瑟k) /

noun
verb -fics, -ficking or -ficked (intr)
(often foll by in) to carry on trade or business, esp of an illicit kind
(usually foll by with) to have dealings

Derived forms of traffic

trafficker, nountrafficless, adjective

Word Origin for traffic

C16: from Old French trafique, from Old Italian traffico, from trafficare to engage in trade
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