bootlegger

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bootlegger someone who makes or sells illegal liquor
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Usage

In literature:

Make me choose between bootleggers an' cops, an' I'd have to flip a dollar on it.
"The Trail of the White Mule" by B. M. Bower
They do not patronize bootleggers or require time off to fix their automobiles.
"The Marvelous Exploits of Paul Bunyan" by W. B. Laughead
It was Hugh's first visit to a bootlegger's den, and he was keenly interested.
"The Plastic Age" by Percy Marks
You mean to say one of those bootleggers that sell you reds bad whisky is around?
"Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's" by Laura Lee Hope
Now days mos' all we rabbis is union bootleggers.
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
The power of these bootleggers reaches far, and goes into high places.
"The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards" by Gerald Breckenridge
I'm not going to deal with bootleggers.
"A World Apart" by Samuel Kimball Merwin
There was a bootlegger through here yesterday.
"Frances of the Ranges" by Amy Bell Marlowe
According to the estimate of the narrator, a bootlegger passes through Malone every eight minutes.
"Pieces of Hate" by Heywood Broun
If some weak-kneed marshals and sheriffs would do their duty, there would be less bootleggers.
"Treading the Narrow Way" by R. E. Barrett
We ain't bootleggers, mister.
"The Sin of Monsieur Pettipon" by Richard Connell
Say, Tom, maybe he's a crook or a bootlegger.
"The Radio Detectives" by A. Hyatt Verrill
Some say the Walkers are bootleggers in the dry counties, acarryin' licker when it's against the law.
"The Broncho Rider Boys on the Wyoming Trail" by Frank Fowler
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In poetry:

"I am dripping with bootlegger brandy,
I ooze with synthetical gin;
And the beer that you make in the kitchen—
Ah, dire are the wages of sin!
"Owed To Volstead" by Wallace Irwin

In news:

A Bootlegger's Story: Dennis Lehane Takes on Prohibition-Era Boston.
Perry's statement, on www.tylerperry.com, said the cancellations were the result of competition from ticket " scalpers and bootleggers" who buy up large numbers of tickets for each show and resell them for exorbitant prices.
Tyler Perry is just plain old sick and tired of bootleggers.
Tyler Perry is fed up with bootleggers who purchase his reasonably priced tickets to his stage plays and resell them online for very inflated prices.
A trailer-trash opera, a Great Recession movie, bootleggers, Channing Tatum, and an HBO doc top my irrefutable list of "bests.".
Writing the Prohibition-era bootlegger crime film "Lawless" _ his second realized script and largest movie production yet _ taught Australian songwriter Nick Cave certain foundational lessons of Hollywood moviemaking.
Knights, bootleggers and Borgias: A new era of lavish historical epics is booming—on cable TV.
From Mark Bondurant's book "The Wettest County in the World" comes this Prohibition piece about some of that era's most infamous bootleggers, the Bondurant brothers.
Distillers are making their first batches of legal liquor in this tiny Georgia town s hall, not far from the mountains and the maroon, orange and gold canopy of trees that once hid bootleggers from the law.
The classic American gangster movies of the '30s were awash in blood and booze, the stocks in trade of the fast-talking urban bootlegger.
Chef Ty Rowe of Bootleggers makes manadarin duck with mandarins grown in Placer County.
Moonshine distillers are making their first batches of legal liquor in this tiny Georgia town's city hall, not far from the mountains and the canopy of trees that once hid bootleggers from the law.
At the dawn of Prohibition , the future of happy hour looked bleak, but PopSci's archives reveal that within every speakeasy resides a science lab, and within every bootlegger, an unlikely inventor or chemist.
Rugged Bootlegger Looks for "Lawless".
In theaters tomorrow, "Lawless" follows a gang of prohibition bootleggers in Franklin County, Virginia, as they try to keep their operation from crooked new special deputy, Charles Rakes (Guy Pearce).
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