Definition of contrabandist in US English:

contrabandist

noun

  • See contraband

    • ‘He suggested that they be sent back to Africa, an idea which the contrabandists fiercely rejected.’
    • ‘She was the sister of the venturesome contrabandist William.’
    • ‘But the contrabandists were occasionally too adroit for him.’
    • ‘In this case inevitably our small country becomes a base for drug smugglers, arms contrabandists and terrorists of all stripes.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, the military government looked the other way as the merchants and contrabandists made thousands.’

Pronunciation

contrabandist

/ˈkäntrəˌbandəst//ˈkɑntrəˌbændəst/