akela

1 of 2

variant of akala

akela

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noun

ake·​la
ə-ˈkē-lə
plural -s
: a leader of a cub scout pack

Word History

Etymology

Noun

after Akela, wolf-pack leader in Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book

First Known Use

Noun

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of akela was in 1924

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“Akela.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/akela. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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