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sin′ tax`(n.)

  1. a tax levied on items, as cigarettes or liquor, considered neither luxuries nor necessities.

    Category: Economics, Business, Informal

Origin of sin tax:

1960–65

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  1. Sin tax

    A sin tax is a kind of sumptuary tax: a tax specifically levied on certain generally socially proscribed goods and services, for example alcohol and tobacco, candies, soft drinks, fast foods, coffee, and gambling.

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