Meaning of “contraband” in the English Dictionary

"contraband" in British English

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contrabandnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkɒn.trə.bænd/ us /ˈkɑːn.trə.bænd/

(Definition of “contraband” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"contraband" in American English

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contrabandnoun [ U ]

us /ˈkɑn·trəˌbænd/

goods that are secretly or illegally brought into or taken out of a country

contraband
adjective [ not gradable ] us /ˈkɑn·trəˌbænd/

contraband chemicals/goods

(Definition of “contraband” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"contraband" in Business English

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contrabandnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkɒntrəbænd/ us

goods which are brought into or taken out of the country secretly and illegally:

The truck contained thousands of pounds worth of contraband.
contraband
adjective

contraband goods/cigarettes

(Definition of “contraband” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)