Part of speech: noun

One who cleans and blacks boots or shoes.

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Usage examples "bootblack":

  1. The man of title, the Bachelor of Arts, the bootblack, the lumberjack and the millionaire's son meet on common ground. - "Private Peat", Harold R. Peat.
  2. This bundle he deposited for safekeeping with the proprietor of a cigar store on Lenox Avenue; and, after a final brush- down by the bootblack on the corner, he made straight for his residence on One Hundred and Eighteenth Street. - "The Competitive Nephew", Montague Glass.
  3. Sir, a bootblack, if I choose! - "Trumps", George William Curtis.