Definition of Black market

1. Noun. People who engage in illicit trade.

Generic synonyms: Market
Member holonyms: Black Marketeer



2. Verb. Deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor.
Exact synonyms: Run
Category relationships: Crime, Criminal Offence, Criminal Offense, Law-breaking, Offence, Offense
Related verbs: Ply, Run
Generic synonyms: Merchandise, Trade
Derivative terms: Run

3. Noun. An illegal market in which goods or currencies are bought and sold in violation of rationing or controls.
Generic synonyms: Market, Market Place, Marketplace

Definition of Black market

1. Noun. trade that is in violation of restrictions, rationing or price controls ¹

2. Noun. the people who engage in such trade (considered as a group), or that sector of the economy ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Black Market

black lotion
black lovage
black lung
black lung disease
black magic
black magick
black maire
black mallee
black mamba
black mambas
black man
black mangrove
black maple
black margate
black mark
black market (current term)
black marketeer
black markets
black marlin
black measles
black membrane
black men
black metal
black morel
black moss
black mulberries
black mulberry
black music
black mustard

Literary usage of Black market

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia of Practical Horticulture: A Reference System of Commercial by Granville Lowther, William Worthington (1914)
"17 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED—Dessert and market: Tartarian, Black. Market: Napoleon (Royal Ann). RECOMMENDED — Dessert and market: Centennial. ..."

2. Food Subsidies in Egypt: Their Impact on Foreign Exchange and Trade by Grant MacDonald Scobie (1983)
"1t is therefore postulated that the supply to the black market is in direct relation to the differential, or (18) where 0S is the elasticity of supply of ..."

3. Destroying Ethnic Identity by Ted Zang (1991)
"In reality, only a portion of the Gypsy community works on die black market, and some Bulgarians are also involved in black market activities. ..."

4. The Effects of Food Price and Subsidy Policies on Egyptian Agriculture by Joachim Von Braun, Hartwig de Haen (1983)
"When there is a quota on international trade and an increase in prosecutions on black market foreign exchange transactions, as in the 1960s, the black ..."

5. Small Arms, Big Impact: The Next Challenge of Disarmament by Michael Renner (1998)
"According to Klare, black market sales have greatly expanded in recent years. Among some of the most important known recipients are Colombian drug cartels ..."

6. Effects of Panterritorial Pricing Policy for Maize in Tanzania by Yuriko Suzuki, Andrew Bernard (1987)
"Figure 7—Official and black market exchange rates, 1975-83 (Tsh/US$) 50 I— 45 40 Official rate 35 25 20 15 10 I 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 I 1982 ..."

7. Macroeconomic Policy Reforms and Agriculture: Towards Equitable Growth in by Romeo M. Bautista (2002)
"42The most significant gains during the early 1990s were the elimination ofthe black market for foreign currency and the liberalization of agricultural ..."

8. Green Light!: Men of the 81st Troop Carrier Squadron Tell Their Story by Martin Wolfe (1989)
"Much more dangerous was the black market trade in US dollars. ... We were all involved in the French black market one way or another. ..."

9. The Encyclopedia of Practical Horticulture: A Reference System of Commercial by Granville Lowther, William Worthington (1914)
"17 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED—Dessert and market: Tartarian, Black. Market: Napoleon (Royal Ann). RECOMMENDED — Dessert and market: Centennial. ..."

10. Food Subsidies in Egypt: Their Impact on Foreign Exchange and Trade by Grant MacDonald Scobie (1983)
"1t is therefore postulated that the supply to the black market is in direct relation to the differential, or (18) where 0S is the elasticity of supply of ..."

11. Destroying Ethnic Identity by Ted Zang (1991)
"In reality, only a portion of the Gypsy community works on die black market, and some Bulgarians are also involved in black market activities. ..."

12. The Effects of Food Price and Subsidy Policies on Egyptian Agriculture by Joachim Von Braun, Hartwig de Haen (1983)
"When there is a quota on international trade and an increase in prosecutions on black market foreign exchange transactions, as in the 1960s, the black ..."

13. Small Arms, Big Impact: The Next Challenge of Disarmament by Michael Renner (1998)
"According to Klare, black market sales have greatly expanded in recent years. Among some of the most important known recipients are Colombian drug cartels ..."

14. Effects of Panterritorial Pricing Policy for Maize in Tanzania by Yuriko Suzuki, Andrew Bernard (1987)
"Figure 7—Official and black market exchange rates, 1975-83 (Tsh/US$) 50 I— 45 40 Official rate 35 25 20 15 10 I 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 I 1982 ..."

15. Macroeconomic Policy Reforms and Agriculture: Towards Equitable Growth in by Romeo M. Bautista (2002)
"42The most significant gains during the early 1990s were the elimination ofthe black market for foreign currency and the liberalization of agricultural ..."

16. Green Light!: Men of the 81st Troop Carrier Squadron Tell Their Story by Martin Wolfe (1989)
"Much more dangerous was the black market trade in US dollars. ... We were all involved in the French black market one way or another. ..."

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