verb (used with object), boot·legged, boot·leg·ging.
verb (used without object), boot·legged, boot·leg·ging.
Origin of bootleg
Related formsboot·leg·ger, noun
Examples from the Web for bootlegging
And certainly, ‘big money’ is involved in bootlegging, as liquor smuggling is termed.The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards|Gerald Breckenridge
If McFann is mixed up in anything, from bootlegging to bigger crimes, he is only a tool.
It was just that this man had lied to me, after I had done all his bootlegging work.
Blind pigs hardly exist, and bootleggers are rare birds who, if they persist in bootlegging, are rapidly converted into jailbirds.Abroad at Home|Julian Street
But he'd been trailing McFann for bootlegging and was pretty sure Jim was riding a horse with a broken shoe.