what is difference between bootlegger and moonshiner
From bootleg + -er. Originally a nickname given to smugglers in King George III’s reign, derived from the smugglers’ custom of hiding packages of valuables in the legs of their large sea-boots when dodging the king’s coastguardsmen.
bootlegger (plural bootleggers)
- An illegal trader of goods, especially of alcohol.
moonshine + -er
moonshiner (plural moonshiners)
- Someone who makes or distributes moonshine