Definition of contraband noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɒntrəbænd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːntrəbænd//
[uncountable] Committing crime
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goods that are illegally taken into or out of a country contraband goods to smuggle contraband See related entries: Committing crime Word Originlate 16th cent.: from Spanish contrabanda, from Italian contrabando, from contra- ‘against’ + bando ‘proclamation, ban’.
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