AskDefine | Define revenuer

Dictionary Definition

revenuer n : a government agent responsible for collecting revenue (especially one responsible for stopping bootlegging)

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. In the context of "US|dated|informal": An employee of the Internal Revenue Service, especially those charged with enforcement.

Usage notes

  • This term is especially associated with the efforts of the IRS to prevent illegal production and distribution of alcohol during the period of Prohibition in the U.S.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Bow Street runner, FBI, FBI agent, Federal, G-man, Internal Revenue Service, Secret Service, Sherlock Holmes, T-man, assessor, customhouse, customs, detective, exciseman, farmer, fed, hotel detective, house detective, house dick, inquiry agent, investigator, narc, operative, plainclothesman, police detective, private detective, private investigator, publican, sleuth, store detective, tax assessor, tax collector, tax farmer, taxer, taxman, treasury agent
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