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- plural of
- (sports) The sports shoes worn by players of certain games such as cricket and football.
- (dated) A servant at a hotel etc. who cleans and blacks the boots and shoes. (takes a singular verb)
2001, Jamie O'Neill, At Swim, Two Boys, New York: Scribner, ISBN 0-7432-2294-6, page 411:
- The young man with Doyler, who indeed no longer worked at Lee's of Kingstown, but had advanced to a position of boots and bottle-washer at the Russell Hotel adjacent the Green, was looking uneasy. [...] The boots was sure.
- (Jamaica, slang, plural only) A condom.
- (condom): see also Wikisaurus:condom.
- ^ Ras Dennis Jabari Reynolds, Jabari: Authentic Jamaican Dictionary of the Jamic Language, Around the Way Books (2006), ISBN 0975534254, page 17
- third-person singular simple present indicative form of boot