• IPA: /ˈdɹɔːˌbæk/

drawback (plural drawbacks)

  1. A disadvantage; something that detracts or takes away.
    Poor fuel economy is a common drawback among larger vehicles.
  2. A partial refund of an import fee, as when goods are re-exported from the country that collected the fee.
  3. The inhalation of a lungful of smoke from a cigarette.
Translations Translations
  • French: drawback
  • Spanish: reintegro, drawback (anglicism)

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