Definition of Bootblack

1. Noun. A person who polishes shoes and boots.

Exact synonyms: Shoeblack
Generic synonyms: Unskilled Person



Definition of Bootblack

1. n. One who blacks boots.

Definition of Bootblack

1. Noun. A shoeshine boy; a person who shines shoes as an occupation. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To shine shoes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bootblack

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bootblack

boot camps
boot cut
boot disk
boot disks
boot knife
boot loader
boot loaders
boot maker
boot out
boot sale
boot sector
boot up
boot verb
bootability
bootable
bootblack (current term)
bootblacked
bootblacking
bootblacks
bootboys
bootdisk
bootdisks
booted armillaria
booted up
bootee
bootees
booteries
bootery
bootes

Literary usage of Bootblack

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. How to Read and Declaim by Grenville. Kleiser (1911)
"The black bootblack was, of course, willing to have his boots blacked by his fellow bootblack, and the bootblack who had agreed to black the black ..."

2. The American Stud Book by Jockey Club (New York, N.Y.), Sanders Dewees Bruce (1898)
"1st dam Prairie Bird by imp. Sovereign. Zd dam Isabella by Boston. Produce— 1893, Ь. с. by bootblack. 1895, bc by bootblack. 1894, bc Polish hy bootblack. ..."

3. A Family Flight Through France, Germany, Norway and Switzerland by Edward Everett Hale, Susan Hale (1881)
"A FAMILY FLIGHT. uniform, strutted with dignity through the spectators and idlers, and pouched the gangway man with his baton. A bootblack. ..."

4. The Changing Race Relationship in the Border and Northern States by Hannibal Gerald Duncan (1922)
"Barbershops and bootblack stands are some more places of public accommodation where race prejudice is making headway. In the South there are barbershops run ..."

5. How to Read and Declaim by Grenville. Kleiser (1911)
"The black bootblack was, of course, willing to have his boots blacked by his fellow bootblack, and the bootblack who had agreed to black the black ..."

6. The American Stud Book by Jockey Club (New York, N.Y.), Sanders Dewees Bruce (1898)
"1st dam Prairie Bird by imp. Sovereign. Zd dam Isabella by Boston. Produce— 1893, Ь. с. by bootblack. 1895, bc by bootblack. 1894, bc Polish hy bootblack. ..."

7. A Family Flight Through France, Germany, Norway and Switzerland by Edward Everett Hale, Susan Hale (1881)
"A FAMILY FLIGHT. uniform, strutted with dignity through the spectators and idlers, and pouched the gangway man with his baton. A bootblack. ..."

8. The Changing Race Relationship in the Border and Northern States by Hannibal Gerald Duncan (1922)
"Barbershops and bootblack stands are some more places of public accommodation where race prejudice is making headway. In the South there are barbershops run ..."

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