talent scout


Definition of talent scout

: a person engaged in discovering and recruiting people of talent for a specialized field or activity

Examples of talent scout in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a budding Beverly Hills High School teenager in the early 1940s, Fleming caught the eye of a talent scout for producer David O. Selznick. Devin Kelly, Los Angeles Times, "Golden Age actress and singer Rhonda Fleming has died at 97," 17 Oct. 2020 Not even the most sharp-eyed Hollywood talent scout would find it on the street. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "The Immovable Raphael," 19 Sep. 2020 Around the same time, in 2014, a French talent scout happened upon photos of Nafsika’s Central Saint Martins collection and showed them to buyers at Opening Ceremony and Colette, two edgy fashion brands. Sheila Marikar, 1843, "Arab millennials have a new favourite fashion brand," 7 May 2020 Legion FC coach Tommy Soehn was a veteran talent scout for several MLS clubs before joining Birmingham Legion FC, and his expertise has paid dividends for the club. Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, al, "Birmingham Legion FC creates buzz (and jokes) in England with chant," 10 Feb. 2020 Chase, meanwhile acts as the House's talent scout, finding new TikTok influencers to join the team. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Everything You Need to Know About TikTok's Hype House," 21 Feb. 2020 The talent scouts at European Film Promotion selected up-and-coming actors and actresses on the cusp of their international breakthrough. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, "European Shooting Stars 2020 Unveiled," 9 Jan. 2020 Rozette Rago for The New York Times In May 1997, Alicia Arden, a model in California, was introduced to a man who identified himself as a talent scout for Victoria’s Secret. Emily Steel, New York Times, "How Jeffrey Epstein Used the Billionaire Behind Victoria’s Secret for Wealth and Women," 25 July 2019 At 10, Holland was spotted at a performance by talent scouts, who scooped him up to audition for the West End production about a boy who loves ballet in secret – then out loud. Andrea Wurzburger, PEOPLE.com, "Channing Tatum, Tom Holland, Christian Bale and More Celebrity Men Who Got Their Start on the Dance Floor," 26 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of talent scout

1936, in the meaning defined above

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“Talent scout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/talent%20scout. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of talent scout

: a person whose job is to find talented performers, athletes, etc.

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