What does the word contraband mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Contraband goods or trade.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Prohibited, as by military law; forbidden.

Usage examples for contraband

  1. " It's my own fault," I observed, " I did not like calling on this gentleman, for fear he might think me contraband." – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  2. Moreover, an agreement was reached on what should in future be regarded as contraband, and on the treatment of vessels which should be captured on suspicion of carrying enemies' property or contraband. – Union and Democracy by Allen Johnson
  3. Cigarettes had been strictly forbidden, and the boy's small stock of contraband had been discovered and seized that morning at Bonn. – A Tame Surrender, A Story of The Chicago Strike by Charles King