Definition of bootblack in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbuːtblak/


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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