Meaning of “sin tax” in the English Dictionary


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sin taxnoun [ C, usually singular ]

uk us informal TAX

a tax charged on particular things or activities that are seen as bad and unnecessary, such as cigarettes, alcohol, or gambling:

Cleveland has used a sin tax to build stadiums for its professional baseball and football teams.

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