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bootblack

[ boot-blak ]
/ ˈbutˌblæk /
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noun
a person who shines shoes and boots for a living.
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Origin of bootblack

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20; boot1 + black
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British Dictionary definitions for bootblack

bootblack
/ (ˈbuːtˌblæk) /

noun
mainly US another word for shoeblack
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