bootleg

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bootleg

1. verb To produce a fake or unauthorized version or copy of something. I hope you don't still bootleg movies.
2. verb To sell such a fraudulent thing. Is it true that Tom's made a lot of money bootlegging?
3. noun A fake or unauthorized version or copy of something. This must be a bootleg—the quality is terrible.
4. adjective Describing such a fraudulent thing. This must be a bootleg copy—the quality is terrible.

bootleg

1. mod. unauthorized or illegal [copy or something]; illegally obtained. (see also buttlegging.) He crossed the state line to buy cigarettes and then returned by a back road with his bootleg smokes.
2. n. to sell unauthorized or illegal copies; to sell contraband. They arrested the guy for bootlegging current movies on DVDs.