AskDefine | Define bootlegged

Dictionary Definition

bootleg adj : distributed or sold illicitly; "the black economy pays no taxes" [syn: black, black-market, contraband, smuggled]


1 whiskey illegally distilled from a corn mash [syn: moonshine, corn liquor]
2 the part of a boot above the instep


1 sell illicit products such as drugs or alcohol; "They were bootlegging whiskey"
2 produce or distribute illegally; "bootleg tapes of the diva's singing" [also: bootlegging, bootlegged]bootlegged See bootleg

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. past of bootleg

Extensive Definition

Bootleg or Bootlegging usually refers to making, transporting and/or selling illegal alcoholic liquor or copyrighted material; the term originates from concealing flasks of alcohol in the legging of boots. Bootleg may also refer to:
Bootlegger- a person who makes liquer or hard drinks* Bootleg recording, an otherwise unavailable audio or video recording distributed without the artist's consent
bootlegged in German: Bootleg
bootlegged in Indonesian: Bootleg
bootlegged in Dutch: Bootleg
bootlegged in Japanese: ブートレグ
bootlegged in Norwegian: Bootleg
bootlegged in Polish: Bootleg
bootlegged in Finnish: Bootleg
bootlegged in Swedish: Bootleg
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