revenuer

[ rev-uh n-yoo-er, -uh-noo- ]
/ ˈrɛv ənˌyu ər, -əˌnu- /
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noun Informal.

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

Nearby words

  1. revenue cutter,
  2. revenue enhancement,
  3. revenue sharing,
  4. revenue stamp,
  5. revenue tariff,
  6. reverb,
  7. reverberant,
  8. reverberate,
  9. reverberation,
  10. reverberation time

Origin of revenuer

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

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British Dictionary definitions for revenuer

revenuer

/ (ˈrɛvɪˌnjuːə) /

noun

US slang a revenue officer or cutter
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