Definition of McKinley tariff in English:

McKinley tariff

(also McKinley Tariff, M'Kinley Tariff)


US Economics
  • Legislation sponsored by McKinley and enacted in 1890, creating a tariff which imposed high duties on many imports to the United States; the tariff itself.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in The New Englander. From the name of William McKinley, U.S. Republican politician, Governor of Ohio, and U.S. President, who sponsored the legislation + tariff.


McKinley tariff

/məˈkɪnli ˌtarɪf/