bootleg

[[t]bu͟ːtleg[/t]]
bootlegs, bootlegging, bootlegged
1) ADJ: ADJ n Bootleg is used to describe something that is made secretly and sold illegally.

...a bootleg recording of the band's 1977 tour of Scandinavia.

...bootleg liquor.

Syn:
Ant:
2) VERB To bootleg something such as a recording means to make and sell it illegally.

[V n] He has sued a fan for bootlegging his concerts...

[V-ed] Avid Bob Dylan fans treasure bootlegged recordings.

Derived words:
bootlegger plural N-COUNT

Bootleggers sold 75 million dollars-worth of copies.

N-COUNT
Bootleg is also a noun.

The record was a bootleg.


English dictionary. 2008.

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