verb (used with object), boot·legged, boot·leg·ging.
verb (used without object), boot·legged, boot·leg·ging.
Origin of bootleg
Related Words for bootlegginginfringement, plagiarism, theft, piracy, smuggling, trafficking, hide, export, rapine, stealing, swashbuckling, bootlegging, swag, goods, violation, crime, plunder, stuff, moonshine, dealing
Examples from the Web for bootlegging
Historical Examples of bootlegging
We expected him to steal our clothes or have us indicted for bootlegging.Watch Yourself Go By
Al. G. Field
It was just that this man had lied to me, after I had done all his bootlegging work.
If McFann is mixed up in anything, from bootlegging to bigger crimes, he is only a tool.
Most Montenegrins derive their livelihood, directly or indirectly, from smuggling, bootlegging and illegal immigration.After the Rain
He knew where there was drink, and who was organizing the bootlegging business, and what graft the police took.The Soul of John Brown
verb -legs, -legging or -legged
Word Origin for bootleg
also boot-legging, 1890, from bootleg (q.v.).