Definition of McKenna duties in English:

McKenna duties

noun

historical
  • Customs duties imposed on imports of ‘luxury’ items such as cars by McKenna, then Chancellor of the Exchequer, in his wartime budget of 1915.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Parliamentary Debates. From the name of Reginald McKenna, British Liberal politician + the plural of duty.

Pronunciation

McKenna duties

/məˈkɛnə ˌdʒuːtiz//məˈkɛnə ˌdjuːtiz/