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Noun: black market  blak maa(r)-kit
  1. People who engage in illicit trade
  2. An illegal market in which goods or currencies are bought and sold in violation of rationing or controls
Verb: black market  blak maa(r)-kit
  1. (crime) deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor
    - run
Adjective: black-market  'blak'maa(r)-kit
  1. Distributed or sold illicitly
    "the black-market economy pays no taxes";
    - bootleg, black, contraband, smuggled

Derived forms: black markets

See also: illegal

Type of: market, market place, marketplace, merchandise, merchandize, trade

Encyclopedia: Black market