bootlegged







bootlegged


adjective

  1. bootleg.

noun

  1. alcoholic liquor unlawfully made, sold, or transported, without registration or payment of taxes.
  2. the part of a boot that covers the leg.
  3. something, as a recording, made, reproduced, or sold illegally or without authorization: a flurry of bootlegs to cash in on the rock star’s death.

verb (used with object), boot·legged, boot·leg·ging.

  1. to deal in (liquor or other goods) unlawfully.

verb (used without object), boot·legged, boot·leg·ging.

  1. to make, transport, or sell something, especially liquor, illegally or without registration or payment of taxes.

adjective

  1. made, sold, or transported unlawfully.
  2. illegal or clandestine.
  3. of or relating to bootlegging.

verb -legs, -legging or -legged

  1. to make, carry, or sell (illicit goods, esp alcohol)

noun

  1. something made or sold illicitly, such as alcohol during Prohibition in the US
  2. an illegally made copy of a CD, tape, etc

adjective

  1. produced, distributed, or sold illicitlybootleg whisky; bootleg tapes
n.

“leg of a boot,” 1630s, from boot (n.1) + leg (n.). As an adjective in reference to illegal iquor, 1889, American English slang, from the trick of concealing a flask of liquor down the leg of a high boot. Before that the bootleg was the place to secret knives and pistols.

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