- Originally a nickname given to smugglers in King George III's reign, derived from the smugglers' custom of hiding packages of valuables in their large sea-boots when dodging the king's coastguardsmen. (Wiktionary)
“I seem to recall the term bootlegger being thrown around a bunch.”
“A bootlegger is a man convicted, not a man merely suspected.”
“The bootlegger is the person who stands to gain from the policy.”
“American ideal that feels especially exhalted in a year dominated by anti-government sentiment: the bootlegger is the lone frontiersman, the rebel outlaw, the Marlboro Man.”
“The gambler and the "bootlegger" and the white slave dealer find their habitat in large centres of population.”
“It’s called a bootlegger’s turn, staple of TV shows, Tennessee moonshiner’s gift to the world.”
“The much-reviled "bootlegger," after all, is just a businessman, albeit a businessman without an office or membership in a chamber of commerce.”
“Well, I'm not going to take the word of a so-called bootlegger over the word of a federal agent.”
“We thought maybe he was some kind of bootlegger until tonight. ”
“Chandler's farewell episode, also submitted by co-star Connie Britton, was a moving salute to TV's most believable couple, but if Boardwalk sweeps, look for Golden Globe champ Buscemi to sneak in as the cunning bootlegger.”
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words for those who commit particular crimes: i.e., bank robber, arsonist, etc.
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