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rumrunner

[ruhm-ruhn-er]
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noun
  1. a person or ship engaged in smuggling liquor.
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Origin of rumrunner

An Americanism dating back to 1920; rum1 + runner
Related formsrum·run·ning, noun, adjective
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  • If this isn't a rumrunner, why do you carry that machine gun and the rifles and revolvers in the armsrack?

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