Definition of bootleg adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbuːtleɡ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbuːtleɡ//
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[only before noun] made and sold illegally a bootleg CD (= for example, one recorded illegally at a concert) She was selling bootleg cassettes. see also pirate Word Originlate 19th cent.: from the smugglers' practice of concealing bottles in their boots.
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