rev·​e·​nu·​er | \ ˈre-və-ˌnü-ər How to pronounce revenuer (audio) , -ˌnyü-\

Definition of revenuer

: a revenue department officer

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During Prohibition, moonshiners lit its clear-burning wood to avoid detection from revenuers. Robert Langellier, National Geographic, "A legendary Ozark chestnut tree, thought extinct, is rediscovered," 24 June 2019 Viewed through the lens of history, there's way more to it than hillbillies with shotguns, long beards, and a distrust for government revenuers. Alan Ashe, CNN, "It's National Moonshine Day. We answer your questions," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of revenuer

1880, in the meaning defined above

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