Etymology
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bootlegging (n.)

also boot-legging, 1890, from bootleg (q.v.).

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Definitions of bootlegging

bootlegging (n.)
the act of making or transporting alcoholic liquor for sale illegally;
the Prohibition amendment made bootlegging profitable
bootlegging (n.)
the act of selling illegally or without permission;
the bootlegging of videotapes is common in Asia
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