bootblack [bo͞ot′blak΄]
[ BOOT1 + BLACK, BLACK vt. vi. 2]
a person whose work is shining shoes and boots

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  • Bootblack — Boot black , n. One who blacks boots. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bootblack — noun Date: 1817 one who shines shoes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bootblack — /booht blak /, n. a person who shines shoes and boots for a living. [1810 20, Amer.; BOOT1 + BLACK] * * * …   Universalium

  • bootblack — 1. noun A shoeshine boy; a person who shines shoes as an occupation. Syn: shoeblack, shoeshiner 2. verb To shine shoes …   Wiktionary

  • bootblack — Synonyms and related words: Ganymede, Hebe, airline hostess, airline stewardess, attendant, batman, bellboy, bellhop, bellman, boots, cabin boy, caddie, chore boy, copyboy, cupbearer, errand boy, errand girl, footboy, gofer, hostess, office boy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bootblack — n. one who shines shoes, shoeshiner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bootblack — noun historical a person who polished boots and shoes …   English new terms dictionary

  • bootblack — boot•black [[t]ˈbutˌblæk[/t]] n. a person who shines shoes and boots for a living • Etymology: 1810–20, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • bootblack — /ˈbutblæk/ (say boohtblak) noun a person whose occupation it is to shine shoes, boots, etc …  

  • bootblack —   Mea ho ohinuhinu kāma a …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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