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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.
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.
For instance, he began a discussion of whether to set off slang words with such phrases as "so to speak" and "to use an expressive colloquialism": "Surprise a person of the class that is supposed to keep servants cleaning his own boots, & either he will go on with the job while he talks to you, as if it were the most natural thing in the world, or else he will explain that the bootboy or scullery-maid is ill & give you to understand that he is, despite appearances, superior to boot-cleaning.
Thus, the rejection of Ulysses by the Press is well summarized and Alexander's choice of quotation - Virginia's description of the third to sixth chapters as 'merely the scratching of pimples on the body of the bootboy at Claridges', coupled with her ironic, 'Of course genius may blaze out on page 652 but I have my doubts' (p.
Perry Benson, 55, who played bootboy Henry Livingstone, says meeting Jimmy changed his career.
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.
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.