noun. a person who polishes shoes and boots.
- unskilled person
- black (English)
- black (Middle English (1100-1500))
- boot (English)
- boote (Middle English (1100-1500))
Example sentences of the word bootblack
1. Noun, singular or mass
Despite being issued brown, Nazi troopers were required to maintain a black finish on their boots by applying bootblack in their free time.