One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who sells alcoholic drinks illicitly.‘the police were keen to weed out sly groggers’
- ‘Some sly groggers didn't hide what they were doing.’
- ‘My mate knew a sly grogger, and by midnight we were well away.’
- ‘Not so very long ago, he was what you call a sly-grogger.’
- ‘The police officers believed that sly-groggers were on the job.’
- ‘Once a sly grogger had been convicted and paid his fine, he was in grave jeopardy.’
- ‘I reckon the sly-groggers should join forces with the wowsers to burn down all the pubs.’
- ‘He became an enforcer for a sly-grogger.’
- ‘Scotch was so scarce it was not unusual for empty bottles to be refilled with fake stuff and sold off in dark alleyways by sly groggers.’
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