One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
See black market
- ‘There was a widespread popular anger sparked by high prices (these had more than doubled during the war), a scarcity of goods, and black-marketeering.’
- ‘Of course, the resultant panic, hoarding, and black-marketeering of the WWI period led to strict rationing policies for WWII civilians.’
- ‘It also would serve as a propaganda ploy to show that the government was fighting high-level crime and black-marketeering, opponents say.’
- ‘Food rationing together with spasmodic black-marketeering for tea, meat and the like persisted until I was seven.’
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