[ ruhm-ruhn-er ]
/ ˈrʌmˌrʌn ər /


a person or ship engaged in smuggling liquor.


Nearby words

  1. rumply,
  2. rumpo,
  3. rumpus,
  4. rumpus room,
  5. rumpy-pumpy,
  6. rumsey,
  7. rumsfeld,
  8. run,
  9. run a fever,
  10. run a risk

Origin of rumrunner

An Americanism dating back to 1920; rum1 + runner

Related formsrum·run·ning, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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?