sin tax

noun Informal.
a tax levied on cigarettes, liquor, gambling, or other things considered neither luxuries nor necessities.

1970–75 Unabridged
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sin tax
informal a tax levied on something that is considered morally or medically harmful, such as alcohol or tobacco

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Example sentences
The extra money from the so-called sin tax would be earmarked for the state's school aid fund.
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