[ rev-uhn-yoo-er, -uh-noo- ]

  1. an agent of the U.S. Treasury Department, especially one whose responsibility is to enforce laws against illegal distilling or bootlegging of alcoholic liquor.

Origin of revenuer

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; revenue + -er1

Words Nearby revenuer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use revenuer in a sentence

  • An' that's jes' the way Briscoe planned it: ter send the revenuer down an hour by sun with the dog-cart an' his fine mare.

    The Ordeal | Charles Egbert Craddock
  • We-uns war loaded fur that tricky revenuer, an' Edward Briscoe war kilt by mistake.

    The Ordeal | Charles Egbert Craddock
  • You oughter hev made sure afore ye teched the trigger, Copenny, that he war the revenuer!

    The Ordeal | Charles Egbert Craddock
  • Ef hit's thet infernal ghost-dog revenuer, don't skeer em off—bring em up, quick!

    The Red Debt | Everett MacDonald
  • Sheriff, I've hit thet damn ghost-revenuer ez many times ez yo' see rocks at yore feet thar.

    The Red Debt | Everett MacDonald

British Dictionary definitions for revenuer


/ (ˈrɛvɪˌnjuːə) /

  1. US slang a revenue officer or cutter

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