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 bootlegger
The National Football League's New York Giants franchise was founded in 1925 by a bootlegger named Tim Mara.Will a Criminal Enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame?|Evan Weiner|February 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He seeks to clear up some myths about Kennedy—he was, for instance, never a bootlegger—and offer a truthful portrait of the man.“The Patriarch”: Joseph Kennedy Sr.’s Outsized Life|Jacob Heilbrunn|November 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Are you fellows going to let him in on the bootlegger stuff?The Radio Detectives|A. Hyatt Verrill
I imagine, of course, as I said to Mr. Hampton here earlier, that our bootlegger friends set the fire.The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards|Gerald Breckenridge
It was Hugh's first visit to a bootlegger's den, and he was keenly interested.The Plastic Age|Percy Marks
"My dear sir," said the bootlegger, with a pained expression.Jokes For All Occasions|Anonymous
He was also curious to know what manner of man the bootlegger would prove to be.The Flying Reporter|Lewis E. (Lewis Edwin) Theiss
British Dictionary definitions for bootlegger
verb -legs, -legging or -legged
Word Origin for bootleg
Word Origin and History for bootlegger (1 of 2)
1889, from bootleg (q.v.).