Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person who cleans and polishes shoes for a living.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One whose occupation is to clean and black boots and shoes. Also called shoe-black.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who blacks boots.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A shoeshine boy; a person who shines shoes as an occupation.
  • verb transitive To shine shoes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who polishes shoes and boots

Etymologies

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boot +‎ black

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