shoeblack


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shoeblack

(ˈʃuːˌblæk)
n
(Professions) (esp formerly) a person who shines boots and shoes

boot•black

(ˈbutˌblæk)

n.
a person who shines shoes and boots for a living.
[1810–20, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shoeblack - a person who polishes shoes and bootsshoeblack - a person who polishes shoes and boots
unskilled person - a person who lacks technical training
Translations

shoeblack

(o.f.) [ˈʃuːblæk] Nlimpiabotas mf inv, lustrabotas mf inv (LAm)
References in classic literature ?
By the locksmith's advice and aid, he was established in business as a shoeblack, and opened shop under an archway near the Horse Guards.
It was in this state that Master Tom lay at half-past seven on the morning following the day of his arrival, and from his clean little white bed watched the movements of Bogle (the generic name by which the successive shoeblacks of the School-house were known), as he marched round from bed to bed, collecting the dirty shoes and boots, and depositing clean ones in their places.
Other synonyms are bootblack, shoeblack, and bootshiner.
In the Appeal, Walker makes clear that the free black population experiences a nominal freedom, providing the example of a contented African American shoeblack as evidence that the black population needs to be galvanized.
One way out was to brand the boy illegitimate, and the Baron began painting his son as a bastard by forcing him out at the age of eight to work as a shoeblack.
He worked as a shoeblack, errand boy and took on all sorts of jobs before getting involved in the racing game in the days when Cardiff had its own racecourse at Ely and greyhound racing stadium at the Sloper Road Welsh White City Stadium and later Cardiff Arms Park.
They took local oral stories, such as "The Dublin Shoeblack," "Little Dominick," and "The Hibernian Mendicant" and published them for an educated, English-speaking audience.
The Afrika Korps uniform was a nice idea and a lot more original than putting some shoeblack on his face and going as a native.
The State included all classes from Lords of the Realm down to the shoeblack at the Bank of Ireland .
I carry a piece of tallow to preserve the leather and keep out the water; that's all; and many an officious shoeblack, who carried off my shoes when I was slumbering, mistaking me for a gentleman, has had occasion to repent it before he produced a gloss on them.
Patrick O'Neil, a 19-year-old shoeblack got 18 months' hard labour when he was convicted of robbery.