bootblack vs shoeblack what difference

what is difference between bootblack and shoeblack

English

Etymology

boot +‎ black

Noun

bootblack (plural bootblacks)

  1. (dated) A shoeshine boy; a person who shines shoes as an occupation.

Synonyms

  • shoeblack
  • shoeshiner

Translations

Verb

bootblack (third-person singular simple present bootblacks, present participle bootblacking, simple past and past participle bootblacked)

  1. (transitive) To shine shoes.


English

Etymology

shoe +‎ black

Noun

shoeblack (plural shoeblacks)

  1. One who cleans and polishes shoes (and boots) as an occupation.

Synonyms

  • (cleaner of shoes and boots): bootblack, boots, shoeshine boy, shoeshine girl, shoeshiner

Derived terms

  • shoeblackplant, shoeblack plant

Translations

Anagrams

  • shockable

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