den mother

noun

Definition of den mother

: a female adult leader of a Cub Scout den also : a person seen in the role of leader or protector of a group

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The job of a faculty dean is part intellectual mentor, part den mother. Anemona Hartocollis, New York Times, "New Wave of Student Activism Presses Colleges on Sexual Assault," 8 June 2019 As a career woman and single parent to a young son, her character was a mom not often seen on TV, while Tony Danza's Tony Micelli took on the role of den mother/housekeeper. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "Judith Light Has Really, Really Good Life Advice," 19 Jan. 2019 Damage-control expert, fortunately, is one of the many hats Lisa keeps in steady rotation, along with den mother, cheerleader, shrink, landlady, fund-raiser and, as the circumstances sometimes dictate, pimp. Justin Chang, The Seattle Times, "‘Support the Girls’: Regina Hall calls the shots in terrific sports-bar comedy," 27 Aug. 2018 Dauber, who has been described as a den mother to Emily Doe, declined to describe Doe’s reaction to the verdict. Christina Coleman, Glamour, "The Recall of the Brock Turner Judge Was Considered a Victory for Women—but Not Everyone Agrees," 11 June 2018 Among those who died as a result of medical service lapses was Ivette Leon, 54, a Boy Scout den mother who died on Nov. 29, about 18 hours after she was released from the hospital in post-hurricane Puerto Rico. Arelis R. Hernández, Laurie Mcginley, Philly.com, "Harvard study estimates thousands died in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria," 29 May 2018 Among those who died as a result of medical service lapses was Ivette Leon, 54, a Boy Scout den mother who died on Nov. 29, about 18 hours after she was released from the hospital in post-hurricane Puerto Rico. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Harvard study estimates thousands died in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria," 29 May 2018 Among those who died as a result of medical service lapses was Ivette Leon, 54, a Boy Scout den mother who died on Nov. 29, about 18 hours after she was released from the hospital in post-hurricane Puerto Rico. Washington Post, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Harvard study estimates thousands died in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria," 29 May 2018 Among those who died as a result of medical service lapses was Ivette Leon, 54, a Boy Scout den mother who died on Nov. 29, about 18 hours after she was released from the hospital in post-hurricane Puerto Rico. Washington Post, BostonGlobe.com, "A Harvard study says 4,600 have died in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria. The government’s tally is 64," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of den mother

1936, in the meaning defined above

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den mother

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English Language Learners Definition of den mother

US : a woman who is the leader of a group of Cub Scouts

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