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sin tax

noun, Informal.
1.
a tax levied on cigarettes, liquor, gambling, or other things considered neither luxuries nor necessities.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75
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British Dictionary definitions for sin taxes

sin tax

noun
1.
(informal) a tax levied on something that is considered morally or medically harmful, such as alcohol or tobacco
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Slang definitions & phrases for sin taxes

sinker 2

noun
  1. A pitch that dips downward as it nears home plate
  2. A line drive or other batted ball that sinks suddenly toward the ground (1920s+ Baseball)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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