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    #1

    what's the word?

    in iran, due to the prohibition of alcoholic drinks,there are'nt any liqueur stores.but there are people who sell drinks secretly.i was wondering if there is a word to call these people in english.

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    #2

    Re: what's the word?

    drug dealers


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    Re: what's the word?

    Quote Originally Posted by xpert View Post
    drug dealers
    barley juicy brew dealers, LOL j/k


    hmm.. but seriously though, isn't that just part of "The Black Market"


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    #4

    Re: what's the word?

    I think the word is "bootlegger" (in Canada and the States).

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    #5

    Re: what's the word?

    Hi,

    May be you are looking for `peddlers'

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    Exclamation Re: what's the word?

    Quote Originally Posted by gabber View Post
    I think the word is "bootlegger" (in Canada and the States).
    It is the right word. Here is an extract from a website describing the modus of operandi of the bootleggers.
    In the Prohibition era, bootleggers modified their automobiles in order to escape law officers if they were transporting illegal alcoholic beverages. As trafficking in “moonshine” increased, a method of quickly turning one’s car around and racing back in the opposite direction, known as a bootlegger turn, became the popular way to evade the law. With a little practice, you can do this same turn today”

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