An example of a tariff is the fees listed at a port.
An example of tariff is to charge someone to bring in a shipment of imported whiskey.
An example of a tariff is a fee for bringing steel into the United States.
Other Word Forms
Origin of tariff
- Italian tariffa from Old Italian from Arabic ta‘rīf notification infinitive of ‘arrafa to announce derived stem of ‘arafa to know ʕrp in Semitic roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition