rumrunner

[ ruhm-ruhn-er ]
/ ˈrʌmˌrʌn ər /

noun

a person or ship engaged in smuggling liquor.

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Origin of rumrunner

An Americanism dating back to 1920; rum1 + runner

OTHER WORDS FROM rumrunner

rum·run·ning, noun, adjective
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