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English definition of “black marketeer”

black marketeer

noun [C]     COMMERCE
someone involved in illegal trade in products that are difficult or expensive to buy legally: Many of the diamond dealers were black marketeers, working all sorts of deals.
(Definition of black marketeer noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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