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Syllabification: boot·black
Pronunciation: /ˈbo͞otblak

Definition of bootblack in English:


chiefly historical
A person employed to polish boots and shoes.
Example sentences
  • Similar databases monitoring the investment policies and current rates of cab drivers, short-order cooks, and bootblacks are rapidly gaining in popularity.
  • Newsboys and bootblacks accounted for 27 percent of all arrested.
  • He avoided factory settings; his heroes were newsboys, bootblacks, and clerks.

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into Spanish
Word of the day coxcomb
Pronunciation: ˈkɒkskəʊm
a vain and conceited man; a dandy