Definitions for under-the-counter

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. (of merchandise) sold clandestinely.

    Category: Business

  2. illegal; unauthorized:

    under-the-counter payments.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. under-the-counter(adj)

    done or sold illicitly and secretly;


  1. under-the-counter(Adjective)

    Illicit, obtained or sold furtively.

    The village shop seemed to be a bastion of respectability but those in the know could obtain some very questionable under-the-counter material.


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