a person who shines shoes and boots for a living.

1810–20, Americanism; boot1 + black Unabridged
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bootblack (ˈbuːtˌblæk)
chiefly (US) another word for shoeblack

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Example sentences
Downing has had installed in his barber shop in the hotel block a bootblack's stand.
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