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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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The race riots began when a local convenience store owned by a Pakistani immigrant was attacked, leading to a melee inspired by skinheads, bootboys and others who took to the street violence like ducks to water on adjacent Lake Mjosa.
New York City-focused site ( Gothamist reported that the 211 Crew, also known as the 211 Bootboys, are a NYC/Washington, D.C.-based skinhead group that embraces a punk scene that emphasizes "ultra nationalism and Islamophobia" while not explicitly preaching Nazi or white supremacist ideology.
South Yorkshire Police officers were dubbed by some as Maggie Thatcher's Bootboys at the time.
The documents are evidence of Thatcher's cosy relationship with the police, especially the South Yorkshire force who were dubbed "Maggie Thatcher's Bootboys" for their role in the 1984 miners' strike.
O ran casgliad ar CD mae'n gasgliad bach da, hollol addas ar gyfer y car, casgliad amrywiol, caneuon rydym yn eu cofio, ac mae caneuon fel Where Have all the Bootboys Gone?
The bootboys of the fairy race, their hobbies include drinking and stealing.
The pre-publicity cast the book as a history of the Ayresome terrace warriors, the evolution of separate gangs of 70s bootboys from the estates of Teesside into one close knit crew of dedicated hooligans in the 80s.
Yet Plaid Cymru allowed Labour bootboys get away with calling them 'racist'.
This time for those of you that remember Bootboys, Skinheads, Glam Rock, George Best, the Hoola Hoop, platform shoes, flared trousers, shirts that looked like bad curtains, Disco, Starsky and Hutch, Kojak, Grease, Some Mothers Do Ave 'em, The Osmonds, The Wombles, Boney M, The Boomtown Rats and The Bay City Rollers, RTE is about to dig out its TV news stories and scratched records all over again for a collection of programmes, this time from the 1970s.
The SS Bootboys are part of the phenomena of hate music groups with Web sites.
Wel ar y dechrau mae Davies yn datgan fod ei ddyddiau coleg wedi eu treulio ar strydoedd Dwyrain Llundain yn gwrthwynebu "bootboys" y National Front.