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 (rĕv′ə-no͞o′ər, -nyo͞o′-)
n. Informal
A government agent in charge of collecting revenue, especially one responsible for halting the unlawful distilling or bootlegging of alcohol.


1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) slang US a revenue officer or cutter
2. (Nautical Terms) slang US a revenue officer or cutter


(ˈrɛv ənˌyu ər, -əˌnu-)

an agent of the U.S. Treasury Department, esp. one responsible for enforcing laws against illegal distilling or bootlegging of alcohol.
[1875–80, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.revenuer - a government agent responsible for collecting revenue (especially one responsible for stopping bootlegging)
government agent - a representative or official of a government or administrative department of a government
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