white market


noun

(in a system of rationing) the buying and selling of unused ration coupons at a fluctuating legal price based on the supply of and demand for the rationed commodity.

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Origin of white market

First recorded in 1970–75

OTHER WORDS FROM white market

white-market, adjective
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