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rumrunner

[ruhm-ruhn-er] /ˈrʌmˌrʌn ər/
noun
1.
a person or ship engaged in smuggling liquor.
Origin of rumrunner
1920
1920, Americanism; rum1 + runner
Related forms
rumrunning, noun, adjective
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  • If this isn't a rumrunner, why do you carry that machine gun and the rifles and revolvers in the armsrack?

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