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duty-free

adjective uk   /ˌdjuː.tiˈfriː/  us   /ˌduː.t̬i-/
B1 Duty-free goods are goods bought in special shops in airports, on ships, etc. on which you do not pay government tax: He bought his wife some duty-free perfume. I bought some perfume in the duty-free shop.

duty-free

noun uk   /ˌdjuː.tiˈfriː/  us   /ˌduː.t̬i-/
[U] goods that you can buy in special shops in airports, on ships, etc., without paying tax on them: We can buy our duty-free while we're waiting at the airport. [C] (also duty-free shop) a shop at an airport, on a ship, etc. where you can buy duty-free goods: There'll be a duty-free on the ferry.
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