rumrunner


rumrunner
noun
someone who illegally smuggles liquor across a border
Hypernyms: ↑smuggler, ↑runner, ↑contrabandist, ↑moon curser, ↑moon-curser

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷\ noun
Etymology: rum (II) + runner
: a person or ship engaged in bringing prohibited alcoholic liquor ashore or across a border

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rumrunning, n., adj.
/rum"run'euhr/, n.
a person or ship engaged in smuggling liquor.
[1920, Amer.; RUM1 + RUNNER]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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