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

Related forms

rum·run·ning, noun, adjective
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Examples from the Web for rumrunner

  • If this isn't a rumrunner, why do you carry that machine gun and the rifles and revolvers in the armsrack?