boots

noun

plural in form but singular or plural in construction
British
: a servant who shines shoes especially in a hotel

Word History

Etymology

from plural of boot entry 3

First Known Use

circa 1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of boots was circa 1837

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Cite this Entry

“Boots.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boots. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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