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English definition of “duty-free”

duty-free

noun     /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.Taxation [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.Shops, markets and auctionsRestaurants and cafesBuildings in general
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