[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 revenuers
To a man they were for beating the mountains for the revenuers; but Lem held them back.The Red Debt
And certainly the revenuers were her enemies, for they were the foemen of her friends.
Joe Lorey's still were raided by the revenuers after you come down!
War it you-uns ez I hearn say thar war word kem ter the crossroads 'bout some revenuers raid in' 'round some-whar in the woods?
The las' time the revenuers got Hil'ry 'twar through bein' ez drunk ez a fraish-biled owl.
- US slang a revenue officer or cutter
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