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rumrunner

[ ruhm-ruhn-er ]
/ ˈrʌmˌrʌn ər /
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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

rumrunning, noun, adjective
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How to use rumrunner in a sentence

  • 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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