bootleg
I. noun Date: 1634 1. the upper part of a boot 2. something bootlegged: as a. moonshine b. an unauthorized audio or video recording 3. a football play in which the quarterback fakes a handoff, hides the ball against his hip, and rolls out — compare draw 8 • bootleg adjective II. verb Date: 1889 transitive verb 1. a. to carry (alcoholic liquor) on one's person illegally b. to manufacture, sell, or transport for sale (alcoholic liquor) illegally 2. a. to produce, reproduce, or distribute illicitly or without authorization b. smuggle intransitive verb 1. to engage in bootlegging 2. to run a bootleg play in football • bootlegger noun

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  • bootleg — (n.) leg of a boot, 1630s, from BOOT (Cf. boot) (n.1) + LEG (Cf. leg) (n.). As an adjective in referencer to illegal iquor, 1889, Amer.Eng. slang, from the trick of concealing a flask of liquor down the leg of a high boot. Before that the bootleg …   Etymology dictionary

  • bootleg — ootleg adj. distributed or sold illicitly; especially, imported illegally. Syn: black market, contraband, smuggled. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bootleg — ootleg v. 1. to sell illicit products such as drugs or alcohol. Syn: smuggle. [WordNet 1.5] 2. to produce alcohol illegally. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bootleg — *smuggled, contraband …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • bootleg — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 7}}[wym. butleg] {{/stl 7}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż IIa, D. u {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} płyta (lub kaseta) nagrana nielegalnie <ang.> {{/stl 7}} …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • bootleg — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of alcoholic drink or a recording) made or distributed illegally. ► NOUN ▪ an illegal musical recording. DERIVATIVES bootlegger noun bootlegging noun. ORIGIN from a practice among smugglers of hiding bottles in their boots …   English terms dictionary

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