the action or policy of enthusiastically promoting something, as a city, product, or way of life:
boosterism about the latest world’s fair.
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the practice of actively promoting a city, region, etc, and its local businesses
a covering of leather, rubber, or the like, for the foot and all or part of the leg. Chiefly British. any shoe or outer foot covering reaching to the ankle. an overshoe, especially one of rubber or other waterproof material. an instrument of torture for the leg, consisting of a kind of vise extending from […]
a person who shines shoes and boots for a living. Historical Examples The Boy Broker Frank A. Munsey The Negro and the Nation George S. Merriam Mark Mason’s Victory Horatio Alger City Crimes Greenhorn The Agony Column Earl Derr Biggers Tom, The Bootblack Horatio Alger Cast Upon the Breakers Horatio Alger The Expressman and the […]
noun a member of a gang of hooligans who usually wear heavy boots Historical Examples The O’Conors of Castle Conor Anthony Trollope