bootblack

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbuːtˌblæk/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(bo̅o̅tblak′)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
boot•black  (bo̅o̅tblak′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a person who shines shoes and boots for a living.
  • boot1 + black 1810–20, American.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
bootblack /ˈbuːtˌblæk/ n
  1. chiefly US
    another word for shoeblack
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