su·​per·​scout ˌsü-pər-ˈskau̇t How to pronounce superscout (audio)
plural superscouts
: a very capable and successful scout with wide-ranging responsibilities
a football/baseball superscout
The term "superscout," which began to appear in the press in the late 1970's, has been attributed to the Mets' general manager, Frank Cashen, who, as Baltimore's general manager from 1965 to 1975, started calling [Jim] Russo "Super" and still greets him with the nickname. … Russo not only scouts each opposing team before the Orioles play it, he also serves as the team's chief talent evaluator, appraising players for potential trades.Phil Patton

Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of superscout was in 1947

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“Superscout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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