black market

black markets

Definitions of black market
  1. noun
    an illegal market in which goods or currencies are bought and sold in violation of rationing or controls
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    type of:
    market, market place, marketplace
    the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold
  2. noun
    people who engage in illicit trade
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    type of:
    the customers for a particular product or service
  3. verb
    deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor
    synonyms: run
    ply, run
    travel a route regularly
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    type of:
    merchandise, trade
    engage in the trade of
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