Definition of cub noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kʌb//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kʌb//
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  1. 1 [countable] a young bear, lion, fox, etc. a lioness guarding her cubs
  2. 2the Cubs (British English) (US English the Cub Scouts) [plural] a branch of the Scout Association for boys between the ages of eight and ten or eleven to join the Cubs Culture Since 1992 girls have been able to join the British Cub Scouts, but only in areas where the local group has agreed to accept them. In Britain the adult in charge of a group (or 'pack') of Cubs is known as Akela, from a character in The Jungle Book.
  3. 3Cub (also Cub Scout) [countable] a member of the Cubs compare brownie
  4. Word Originmid 16th cent.: of unknown origin.
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