alcoholic liquor unlawfully made, sold, or transported, without registration or payment of taxes.
the part of a boot that covers the leg.
something, as a recording, made, reproduced, or sold illegally or without authorization:
a flurry of bootlegs to cash in on the rock star’s death.
to deal in (liquor or other goods) unlawfully.
to make, transport, or sell something, especially liquor, illegally or without registration or payment of taxes.
made, sold, or transported unlawfully.
illegal or clandestine.
of or relating to bootlegging.
Contemporary Examples

Bootleg Empire: America the Smuggler Nation Cameron Martin March 6, 2013

Historical Examples

Sundry Accounts Irvin S. Cobb

verb -legs, -legging, -legged
to make, carry, or sell (illicit goods, esp alcohol)
something made or sold illicitly, such as alcohol during Prohibition in the US
an illegally made copy of a CD, tape, etc
produced, distributed, or sold illicitly: bootleg whisky, bootleg tapes

To make or sell illegal whiskey and other illegally repackaged products such as music recordings, movies, etc (1906+)
To carry the ball deceptively by holding it against the leg, esp after pretending to hand it off to another player (1950s+ Football)


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  • Boot-money

    noun (informal) unofficial bonuses in the form of illegal cash payments made by a professional sports club to its players Historical Examples The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume II (of 3) Alexander Wheelock Thayer

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    see: kick out Historical Examples Animal Proteins Hugh Garner Bennett Combed Out Fritz August Voigt The Forerunners Romain Rolland

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