Variant of bootleg
transitive verb, intransitive verb bootlegged, bootlegging
to make, carry, or sell (esp. liquor) illegally
Origin: in allusion to concealing objects in the leg of a high boot
- the part of a boot that covers the leg
- something bootlegged; esp., bootlegged liquor, recordings, etc.
- Football a type of play in which the quarterback fakes a handoff to a running back and then runs, usually around the defensive end, with the ball held hidden behind a hip
- bootlegger noun