Definition for bootlegged (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), boot·legged, boot·leg·ging.
verb (used without object), boot·legged, boot·leg·ging.
Origin of bootleg
Examples from the Web for bootlegged
The Chinese making money off bootlegged versions of Lincoln is most definitely not acceptable.
He bootlegged upon a larger scale than do most of those pursuing this precarious avocation.Sundry Accounts|Irvin S. Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for bootlegged
verb -legs, -legging or -legged
Word Origin for bootleg
Word Origin and History for bootlegged
"leg of a boot," 1630s, from boot (n.1) + leg (n.). As an adjective in reference to illegal iquor, 1889, American English slang, from the trick of concealing a flask of liquor down the leg of a high boot. Before that the bootleg was the place to secret knives and pistols.