bootlegging bootlegging  /ˈbut ˌlɛ ɡɪŋ/


  1. (n) whiskey illegally distilled from a corn mash
  2. (n) the part of a boot above the instep
  3. (v) sell illicit products such as drugs or alcohol
  4. (v) produce or distribute illegally
  5. (adj) distributed or sold illicitly
  6. (n) the act of making or transporting alcoholic liquor for sale illegally
  7. (n) the act of selling illegally or without permission

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  1. Lucky assumed control of the dead man's lottery business, while Maranzano seized his bootlegging turf.
  2. Bathtub gin is flourishing, and bootlegging the real thing has become Kuwait's fastest growing business.
  3. The band wasn't angry about the electronic bootlegging; Yorke, for one, was overjoyed.


  1. Citizen's tips lead to arrest of alleged bootlegger

    Tips from concerned citizens led to the arrest of a Conway man accused of bootlegging alcohol from inside his residence in Oakwood Village mobile home park.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: The Log Cabin Democrat

  2. Suspected Bootlegger Arrested in Conway

    A bootlegging operation in Conway has been shut down, according to police. Officers raided a mobile home on Robbins Street...
    on July 2, 2013     Source: KFSM Ft. Smith-Fayetteville


  1. "When I sell liquor, it's called bootlegging," Capone complained. "But when my patrons serve it on silver trays on Lake Shore Drive, it's called hospitality."
    on Sep 5, 2006 By: Al Capone Source: Wednesday Journal

  2. "We don't mind it at all," Ray says. "Like for us, it's all just getting it out there and building the community. It's fun and like when people were bootlegging shows in the old days."
    on Oct 14, 2008 By: Amy Ray Source: Billboard

  3. "The task force will look at everything from whether there should be liquor stores, to limitations on permits, to increasing bootlegging fines, to putting more resources into alcohol treatment centres," Mr. Peterson said, adding that the...
    on Apr 23, 2010 By: Keith Peterson Source: National Post

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