Origin of bootleg
OTHER WORDS FROM bootlegboot·leg·ger, noun
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How to use bootleg in a sentence
Chi was part of this generation, newly trading bootleg tapes and suddenly exposed to international films, surfing the web, and delighting in media and technology.Politics and the pandemic have changed how we imagine cities|Joanne McNeil|April 28, 2021|MIT Technology Review
They had to break laws and sometimes run from the cops to get there, with some even crafting bootleg blue AT hangtags typically issued by the conservancy to dangle from their packs.
The patrons repaid the mob by buying cheap liquor at premium prices, along with bootleg cigarettes and sometimes drugs.A True Tough Guy: The Mafia, Gays, and Michael Sam’s Boyfriend|Michael Daly|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some of them, we had no idea they existed—like the first Bootleg Series that we put out a few years ago, The Personal File.The Inside Story of Johnny Cash’s Legendary Lost LP, ‘Out Among the Stars’|Andrew Romano|March 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But on the other side of the glass door, bootleg magic is being made.
It also became a popular bootleg that was sold on street corners, reported MTV News.Why Has the Public Forgiven R. Kelly for His Sordid, Predatory Past?|Marlow Stern|December 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The “bootleg chemistry” results in a drug that is notoriously impure and often contains a lethal mix of toxins.
Breakfast to-day consists of some kind of porridge, with the usual bootleg and punk.Within Prison Walls|Thomas Mott Osborne
At dawn he came down in a coast hamlet for bootleg petrol and oil.
Each of the chums carried a heavy rifle slung over his shoulder and under his arm, the muzzle pointing down his bootleg.
He stuck one willow wand into his bootleg for emergency, and then used the other to prod the maverick.
Having written he unlaced his boot on the right foot, folded the paper, and thrust it into the bootleg.The Sky Line of Spruce|Edison Marshall