What does the word bootblack mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • One who cleans and blacks boots or shoes.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Montague Glass
  3. Sir, a bootblack, if I choose! – Trumps by George William Curtis