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  • v. Present participle of bootleg.

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

  • n. the act of selling illegally or without permission
  • n. the act of making or transporting alcoholic liquor for sale illegally


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Who would have the resources to invest in 'bootlegging' an Open Source application?

    Archive 2007-05-06

  • US CD/DVD bootlegging is not run by organized crime

    Boing Boing

  • The Advertising Standards Agency was asked to investigate the anti-piracy ads that run before the UK's movies, in which a link between terrorism and DVD bootlegging is asserted.

    Boing Boing: April 18, 2004 - April 24, 2004 Archives

  • Here's a story about a US Marine onboard an amphibious assualt vehicle who's making great coin bootlegging games, porn, music and movies on burnable CDs and selling 'em to his shipmates.

    Boing Boing: November 4, 2001 - November 10, 2001 Archives

  • Ross and Herd cited two reasons for not going into a direct partnership with the Bronfmans: one they summarized as “race,” and the other they characterized as “the class of business with which they were associated”—namely, bootlegging.


  • The publisher of the Nassau Tribune referred to the bootlegging crowd and the business they conducted as “the orgy of the Lucerne.”


  • On his side, Corcoran had charged one man with felony third-degree assault, one man with felony second-degree burglary, and one man with importation of alcohol to a local option area, otherwise known as bootlegging, always a problem in dry Bush communities.

    Fire and Ice

  • It led to a rise in organized crime and the establishment of a large black-market for alcohol smuggling and trade, a practice known as bootlegging.

    NYT > Home Page

  • "When I sell liquor, it's called bootlegging; when my patrons serve it on Lake Shore Drive, it's called hospitality," Capone once famously quipped.

    NBC Chicago -

  • These days, of course, MacAdam/Cage is canceling titles through simple neglect, sticking other writers with "bootlegging" their own titles and print runs in the triple-digits for some titles that are released.

    Nick Mamatas' Journal


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