white market


(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.

Nearby words

  1. white lupine,
  2. white magic,
  3. white mahogany,
  4. white man's burden,
  5. white mariposa,
  6. white marlin,
  7. white matter,
  8. white meat,
  9. white melilot,
  10. white metal

Compare black market.

Origin of white market

First recorded in 1970–75

Related formswhite-mar·ket, adjective

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