bootlegger

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

bootlegger (plural bootleggers)

  1. An illegal trader of goods, especially of alcohol.

Translations[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English bootlegger.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɔ.ɔ.tlɛɡ.ʒe/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

bootlegger m (plural bootleggers)

  1. bootlegger

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