Bootlegger Definition

bootleggers
noun
bootleggers

An illegal trader of goods, especially of alcohol.

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Other Word Forms of Bootlegger

Noun

Singular:
bootlegger
Plural:
bootleggers

Origin of Bootlegger

  • Originally a nickname given to smugglers in King George III's reign, derived from the smugglers' custom of hiding packages of valuables in their large sea-boots when dodging the king's coastguardsmen.

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