sin tax

sīn tax
S s


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [seen taks]
    • /sin tæks/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [seen taks]
    • /sin tæks/

Definitions of sin tax words

  • noun sin tax a tax levied on cigarettes, liquor, gambling, or other things considered neither luxuries nor necessities. 1
  • noun sin tax a tax levied on something that is considered morally or medically harmful, such as alcohol or tobacco 0
  • noun sin tax a tax on a product or activity, esp. liquor, tobacco, or gambling, customarily regarded as sinful or harmful 0

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Origin of sin tax

First appearance:

before 1970
One of the 2% newest English words
First recorded in 1970-75

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Parts of speech for Sin tax


sin tax popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 48% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 58% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

sin tax usage trend in Literature

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