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Noun1.bootboys - 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
youth subculture - a minority youth culture whose distinctiveness depended largely on the social class and ethnic background of its members; often characterized by its adoption of a particular music genre
skinhead - a young person who belongs to a British or American group that shave their heads and gather at rock concerts or engage in white supremacist demonstrations
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As his two accomplices look on, the brazen bootboy shatters the glass at a family newsagents in the Aberdeenshire fishing port of Fraserburgh.
But eldest daughter Maggie is made of equally stubborn stuff and defies her dad to marry painfully shy bootboy Will Mossop and set up a rival shop.
Here was the archetypal terrace hard knock, a Middlesbrough bootboy intent on causing trouble, who instead became a figure of authority.
From bootboy slum ghetto sport to a sanitised middle class fad and a national obsession that transcends class and gender.
PALS of Blackrock bootboy Dermot Laide yesterday rubbished claims he dumped his loyal girlfriend by text.
Whether he is speaking to the chairman, or the bootboy, you can see the skills that he has dealing with people.
THE taxpayer faces a EUR500,000 bill for the legal costs of rich kid killer Dermot Laide and bootboy pal Sean Mackey.
When she decides to wed her father's dim-witted bootboy, Will Mossop, it leads to salvation all round.
BOOTBOY Holebas goes in high on City star Dzeko as Roma crash to a painful defeat