bootleg

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Etymology[edit]

from the carrying of bottles of smuggled spirit in the legs of boots

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bootleg (third-person singular simple present bootlegs, present participle bootlegging, simple past and past participle bootlegged)

  1. (chiefly US, transitive) to make, transport and/or sell illegal alcoholic liquor
  2. (transitive) to make, transport and/or sell an illegal version or copy of a copyright product
  3. (intransitive) to engage in bootlegging

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Noun[edit]

bootleg (plural bootlegs)

  1. The part of a boot that is above the instep
  2. An illegally produced, transported or sold product; contraband
  3. (American football) A play in which the quarterback fakes a handoff, conceals the ball against his hip, and rolls out.

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Adjective[edit]

bootleg (not comparable)

  1. illegally produced, transported or sold; pirated

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