Definitions

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  • n. An illegal trader of goods, especially of alcohol.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who makes or sells illegal liquor

Etymologies

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)

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  • Bilby: Ooooh. So that's what he was talking about on Friday....

    December 4, 2009

  • Strikingly similar: "He was the best laxative salesman in the country, but he was just a regular guy."

    December 3, 2009

  • Oh, bilby, I almost spat out my tea. Thank you!

    (...wait, why am I thanking him for almost wasting good tea?)

    December 3, 2009

  • ruz :-)
    rt, your father and I meet to discuss you at least twice a year. Lately he's been quite concerned about your ______ *whispers*

    December 3, 2009

  • dontcry, here's the list.

    December 3, 2009

  • An ellipsis and a period walk into a bar. The bartender says "Hey! Where's the colon?" and the the ellipsis says....

    December 3, 2009

  • I have a good "A....walks into a bar" joke. Where should I post it?? *too lazy to look for the list*

    December 3, 2009

  • Bilby, have you been talking to my father? He just presented that joke a few days ago at Thanksgiving.

    December 3, 2009

  • She was only a bootlegger, but I loved her still.

    December 3, 2009