[rev-uh n-yoo-er, -uh-noo-]
- an agent of the U.S. Treasury Department, especially one whose responsibility is to enforce laws against illegal distilling or bootlegging of alcoholic liquor.
Origin of revenuer
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Examples from the Web for revenuer
His one apprehension was of the common enemy, the "revenuer."
He landed on the revenuer's neck and with his naked hands he tried to kill him.
The revenuer perceived this and thrust the rifle muzzle closer.
As he stared into the revenuer's insolent face, the earth looked like a pinwheel.
The irony of it was deeply excruciating—that he, their chieftain, should succumb to a revenuer.
- US slang a revenue officer or cutter
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