Definition of cub
1a : a young carnivorous mammal (such as a bear, fox, or lion)b : a young shark
2 : a young person
3 : apprentice; especially : an inexperienced newspaper reporter
Examples of cub in a Sentence
the kind of big story that can propel a cub reporter into the stratosphere of the newspaper world
assigned to teach a bunch of young cubs how to play baseball
Recent Examples of cub from the Web
Cubs rookie switch-hitter Ian Happ was 1-for-19 on the Cubs' recent six-game trip.
Cubs RHP Eddie Butler (2-0, 1.93) vs. Padres RHP Dinelson Lamet (1-0, 1.80), 7:10 p.m. Wednesday: Cubs RHP Jake Arrieta (5-4, 4.92) vs. Padres RHP Luis Perdomo (0-2, 5.61), 12:40 p.m.
Story by Steve Stephens, The Columbus Dispatch 4850 W. Powell Road The world-famous zoo houses more than 7,000 animals, including a super-cute polar-bear cub born in November.
This month, state wildlife officials announced plans to capture and euthanize a mother bear and three cubs that have been spotted roaming near Dartmouth College for food.
A true story of survival, Fiona was orphaned as a cub after poachers killed her mother and their hunting dogs left her with serious injuries.
UP NEXT Cubs: RHP John Lackey (4-4, 4.82 ERA) has an 8.00 ERA in the first inning this season and a 4.15 ERA from the second inning on.
Mei Xiang has given birth to three surviving cubs: Tai Shan in 2005, Bao Bao in 2013 and Bei Bei in 2015.
Two Amur tiger cubs (Panthera tigris altaica), photographed in September 2007 at the Philadelphia zoo.
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Origin and Etymology of cub
probably akin to Middle English cobbe leader of a group, head — more at cob
First Known Use: 1530
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Definition of cub for English Language Learners
: a young animal that eats meat
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