a brush used in polishing shoes.

Origin of shoebrush

First recorded in 1765–75; shoe + brush1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for shoebrush

Historical Examples of shoebrush

  • The man with the shoebrush hair and the rolls of fat at the back of his neck?

    Simon the Jester

    William J. Locke

  • With his moustache en croc, and his shoebrush hair, I have rarely beheld a more sensual-looking desperado.

    Simon the Jester

    William J. Locke

  • Yet if he openly pocketed a shoebrush and cloth, how explain this to the ever-incredulous Snorky?

    Skippy Bedelle

    Owen Johnson

  • If I comprehend a shoebrush under the class mammal, it does not thereupon become a milk-giver.