cub

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noun \ˈkəb\

Definition of cub

  1. 1 a :  a young carnivorous mammal (as a bear, fox, or lion) b :  a young shark

  2. 2 :  a young person

  3. 3 :  apprentice; especially :  an inexperienced newspaper reporter

Examples of cub in a sentence

  1. <the kind of big story that can propel a cub reporter into the stratosphere of the newspaper world>

  2. <assigned to teach a bunch of young cubs how to play baseball>

Origin and Etymology of cub

probably akin to Middle English cobbe leader of a group, head — more at cob


First Known Use: 1530



CUB Defined for English Language Learners

cub

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noun \ˈkəb\

Definition of cub for English Language Learners

  • : a young animal that eats meat


CUB Defined for Kids

cub

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noun \ˈkəb\

Definition of cub for Students

  1. 1 :  the young of various animals (as the bear, fox, or lion)

  2. 2 :  cub scout



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