Drawback definition

drôbăk
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Money paid back from a charge previously made; refund, esp. of import duties when the taxed commodities are later exported.
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A disadvantage or inconvenience.
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A refund or remittance, such as a discount on duties or taxes for goods destined for reexport.
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A rebate given by a government on duties or taxes that were paid on imported goods that were used to create other goods, or repackaged and exported again.
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A partial refund of an import fee, as when goods are re-exported from the country that collected the fee.
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The definition of a drawback is a disadvantage or negative feature.

An example of drawback is not being near bathrooms while camping.

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A disadvantage; something that detracts or takes away.

Poor fuel economy is a common drawback among larger vehicles.

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Anything that prevents or lessens full satisfaction; shortcoming.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
drawback
Plural:
drawbacks

Origin of drawback