bootleg

[boot-leg]
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), bootlegged, bootlegging.
4.
to deal in (liquor or other goods) unlawfully.
verb (used without object), bootlegged, bootlegging.
5.
to make, transport, or sell something, especially liquor, illegally or without registration or payment of taxes.
adjective
6.
made, sold, or transported unlawfully.
7.
illegal or clandestine.
8.
of or pertaining to bootlegging.

Origin:
1625–35, Americanism; boot1 + leg; secondary senses arose from practice of hiding a liquor bottle in the leg of one's boot

bootlegger, noun
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bootleg (ˈbuːtˌlɛɡ)
 
vb , -legs, -legging, -legged
1.  to make, carry, or sell (illicit goods, esp alcohol)
 
n
2.  something made or sold illicitly, such as alcohol during Prohibition in the US
3.  an illegally made copy of a CD, tape, etc
 
adj
4.  produced, distributed, or sold illicitly: bootleg whisky; bootleg tapes
 
[C17: see boot1, leg; from the practice of smugglers of carrying bottles of liquor concealed in their boots]
 
'bootlegger
 
n

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bootleg
1889, Amer.Eng. slang, from the trick of concealing something (originally a flask of liquor) down the leg of a high boot.
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Example sentences
Bootlegging of alcohol into dry villages is big business.
But by now the police were getting on to bootlegging.
Yet his wealth is the product of some shady bootlegging.
Its aim, among other things, is to address the problem of bootlegging.
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