bootlegger bootlegger  /ˈbut ˌlɛ ɡər/


  • (n) someone who makes or sells illegal liquor


  1. The son of an agnostic bootlegger, Jerry Falwell found Jesus at age 18 but didn't find politics until much later--and when he did, he was no fundamentalist.
  2. The bootlegger produced a revolver.
  3. The son of an atheist bootlegger who was born again when he was 19, Falwell initially followed the Baptist tradition of keeping church and state devoutly separate.


  1. Thomas Dodsworth Memorial Service 2013

    Champaign Police Officer Thomas Dodsworth, who was shot and killed by a bootlegger 100 years ago on July 6, 1913 at 111 N. Champaign St., is remembered by local law enforcement at Woodlawn Cemetery in Urbana on Saturday, July 6, 2013. read more
    on July 7, 2013     Source:

  2. Champaign police to honor officer killed in 1913

    Police in Champaign plan to honor an officer who was killed 100 years ago in a shootout involving an alleged bootlegger.
    on July 6, 2013     Source: Daily Herald

  3. Champaign cops mark anniversary of officer's death

    Champaign -- Police in Champaign are getting ready to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of an officer who died trying to arrest a bootlegger.
    on July 5, 2013     Source: WAND TV 17 Decatur


  • "We've lost a couple of guys," Pesky says. "Eddie Mylott -- we used to call him the Bootlegger -- he's been gone almost 10 years. Then there was that little leprechaun from Salem, Jack Kelleher, a funny little guy, a great storyteller. He was...
    on Jan 18, 2004 By: Johnny Pesky Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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