bootblack

noun
boot·black | \ˈbüt-ˌblak \

Definition of bootblack 

: one who shines shoes

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Joe Bologna was the son, grandson and nephew of bootblacks. Anita Gates, New York Times, "Joseph Bologna, Onscreen Tough Guy With a Sense of Humor, Dies at 82," 14 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of bootblack

1817, in the meaning defined above

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