Sin-tax meaning

A tax on certain items, such as cigarettes and alcohol, that are regarded as neither necessities nor luxuries.
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A tax on an activity or on a product associated with behavior thought of as being sinful or harmful, esp. such a tax on gambling, alcoholic beverages, tobacco, etc.
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A slang term for taxes on items considered to be harmful, such as cigarettes or liquor.
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(idiomatic, politics) A government-imposed tax on a specific good, service, or activity which is legal but widely considered to be unwholesome or socially harmful, such as a tax on alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, or gambling.
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