Rover Boy

noun Rov·er Boy

Definition of Rover Boy

  1. :  a physically brave and morally excellent person of somewhat limited outlook and experience trying to be the Rover Boy of the beachhead — R. M. Ingersoll

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Origin and Etymology of rover boy

from the Rover boys, heroes of a series of juvenile books (1899–1925) by Edward Stratemeyer †1930 American writer

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