boot boy


a member of a gang of hooligans who usually wear heavy boots

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Examples from the Web for boot boy

Historical Examples of boot boy

  • When they were called, the boot-boy laid a book on Cadbury's bed as he passed.

    Jack of Both Sides

    Florence Coombe

  • I suspect the other domestics, and especially do I suspect the boot-boy.

    The Woman in Black

    Edmund Clerihew Bentley

  • The "tweeny," who also describes herself as a boot-boy, is a young war-widow.

    The Sword of Deborah

    F. Tennyson Jesse

  • With baskets and bags and the boot-boy with poles to thresh the trees and carry the nuts!

    Dorothy at Oak Knowe

    Evelyn Raymond

  • Gustavo sent the boot-boy flying down the arbour to search the garden; he was beginning to feel anxious.


    Jean Webster