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  • n. a youth subculture that appeared first in England in the late 1960s as a working-class reaction to the hippies; hair was cropped close to the scalp; wore work-shirts and short jeans (supported by suspenders) and heavy red boots; involved in attacks against Asians and football hooliganism


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  • There were two official "bootboys" paid by the Housemaster for cleaning all boots and shoes, and evcryone, including us fags who had cleaned both our own shoes and the Bloods 'shoes daily, tipped the bootboys at the end of each term for their services.

    Surprised by Joy

  • As one refugee puts it: Smith's bootboys will never let him speak.

    Refugees flock to Guardian's Liberty Central

  • British jihadis are mimetic, just as British Movement bootboys were mimetic neo-Nazis.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • The Daily Mail has, less surprisingly, got three of its bootboys to add to the general shoeing that is taking place: Amanda Platell, Quentin Letts and Peter Oborne.

    Archive 2007-11-11

  • They are not, unlike Rowen and his political bootboys, funded by the taxpayer.

    The Friday Roch: Rochdale Qualgo Whimpers Back

  • If not, Wenger will leave and so will he. bootboys 26 September 2011 7:04PM

    The Guardian World News

  • Anonymous, the group taking credit for the computer intrusions, said in a statement, "In solidarity with the Occupation Movement and the International Day of Action Against Police Brutality, we aim at the corrupt bootboys of the 1 percent: the police." Top Stories

  • Delingpole's bootboys took the hint and immediately swung into action.


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