Definition of bootlegger in English:

bootlegger

noun

  • See bootleg

    • ‘Pubs, clubs and people's homes were still the most common places for bootleggers to sell illicit goods.’
    • ‘But there is still access to caves along the beach area once used by bootleggers during prohibition to smuggle in illegal booze from offshore boats.’
    • ‘The Evening Press recently revealed that bootleggers were flooding the city with pirate DVDs of film blockbusters only just released at cinemas.’
    • ‘A bootlegger was today behind bars for his part in smuggling £1.6m worth of cigarettes into the country.’
    • ‘In Spain, bootleggers selling pirated CDs and DVDs are common sights on the street.’

Pronunciation

bootlegger

/ˈbuːtlɛɡə/