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FetLife BDSM Glossary Term: Bootblack

A person who polishes and/or spit-shines a pair of boots, sometimes as a gesture of submission, sometimes as a part of the military-style uniform play, sometimes as part of boot worship, and sometimes to mark the beginning of a scene.

Kinkly Glossary Term: Bootblacking

Kinkly Entry

Bootblacking is a service common in BDSM circles, especially in Leather communities. It involves cleaning, polishing, and sometimes spit-blacking a pair of boots, usually that of a Dominant or Master/Mistress.

Wikipedia Term: Shoeshiner

Wikipedia Entry

Shoeshiner or boot polisher is an occupation in which a person polishes shoes with shoe polish. They are often known as shoeshine boys because the job is traditionally that of a male child. Other synonyms are bootblack and shoeblack. While the role is deprecated in much of Western civilization, shining shoes is an important source of income for many children and families throughout the world. Some shoeshiners offer extra services, such as shoe repairs and general tailoring. Many well-known and high-profile people started their working life as shoeshiners, including singers and presidents.

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