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What is the origin of the term bootlegger?

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2007-07-03 18:01:52

THIS IS NOT CERTAIN .BUT I'VE HEARD IT IS BECAUSE THE MEN

UNLOADING THE BOOZE AT THE SEA WOULD BE IN WATER HANDLING THE

PRODUCT TO SHORE.THUS THEY HAD TO WEAR HIP WADERS AND FISHERMANS

BOOTS. ASK HIM.


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