contrabandist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n contrabandist someone who imports or exports without paying duties
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Contrabandist One who traffics illegally; a smuggler.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n contrabandist One who traffics illegally; a smuggler.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Contrabandist a smuggler
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp. contrabanda—It. contrabbando—L. contra, against, L. L. bandum, ban.

Usage

In literature:

I demand the service of this contrabandist as my domestic until this day week.
"Little Dorrit" by Charles Dickens
The contrabandists had got through again, and this time with a vengeance.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
Their very exclusiveness was an irresistible temptation to contrabandists.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
In 1828 and 1829, severe engagements took place between Spanish slavers and this class of contrabandists.
"Captain Canot" by Brantz Mayer
Ah, then, the contrabandist is afraid.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 62, No. 384, October 1847" by Various
The rude native, the contrabandist who mocked at laws seemed stupefied by the news.
"The Dead Command" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Contingents of contrabandists were despatched to Greece, Spain, Morocco, Holland, Italy, Switzerland and the United States.
"England and Germany" by Emile Joseph Dillon
A contrabandist was entrusted with a good many things, and knew how to keep them secret.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
But the contrabandists were occasionally too adroit for him.
"Toronto of Old" by Henry Scadding
It is therefore not wonderful to find the country filled with contrabandists, and the towns with dishonest tradesmen.
"Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican Vol. 1 of 2" by Brantz Mayer
But while I sojourned as a country gentleman on the heavenly borders, I met a few contrabandists.
"Satires And Profanities" by James Thomson and G. W. Foote
Now I will show you that we are contrabandists.
"Stolen Souls" by William Le Queux
He is dressed richly after the manner of contrabandists.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur
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