rumrunner

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

Origin of rumrunner

1
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?