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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Informal A government agent in charge of collecting revenue, especially one responsible for halting the unlawful distilling or bootlegging of alcohol.
  • noun A lightly armed motorboat used by revenuers.

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  • noun US, dated, informal An employee of the Internal Revenue Service, especially those charged with enforcement.

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  • noun a government agent responsible for collecting revenue (especially one responsible for stopping bootlegging)

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