Translation of shoeblack in Spanish:

shoeblack

limpiabotas, n.

Pronunciation /ˈʃuːblak//ˈʃuˌblæk/

noun

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    limpiabotas feminine
    lustrabotas feminine South America
    bolero masculine Mexico
    bolera feminine Mexico
    embolador masculine Colombia
    emboladora feminine Colombia
    • I never heard a shoeblack called a boot-finisher before, but I think the euphemism was allowable in a young lady who wishes to exalt the commercial status of her intended.
    • One's senses were assaulted by news vendors, shoeblacks, quack doctors and the like and their specimens of cajolery.
    • Unemployment is high and many people support themselves with badly paid work in the ‘informal sector’ as shoeblacks or street vendors.
    • We see shoeblacks and lamplighters with their tools and utensils; and milkmaids, fruit sellers and prostitutes touting their wares.
    • Two seemingly harmless and careless shoeblacks turn out to be gloomy crooks with a dirty plan to rob a bank courier.