traffic NOUN 1) vehicles moving on public roads. 2) the movement of ships or aircraft. 3) the commercial transportation of goods or passengers. 4) the messages or signals transmitted through a communications system. 5) the action of trading in something illegal.
VERB (trafficked, trafficking) deal or trade in something illegal.
DERIVATIVES trafficker noun.
ORIGIN from French traffique, Spanish tráfico, or Italian traffico.

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