talent scout


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But the man’s a quarterback, not a talent scout. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 5 May 2021 Like soccer tournaments all over the world, the Masaza Cup is tracked by talent scouts and backed by corporate sponsors. Liam Taylor, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 Mar. 2023 Showrunners enlist a trio of talent scouts – Jimmie Allen, Orville Peck and Mickey Guyton – known for breaking barriers in a format overrun for decades by straight white men. Matthew Leimkuehler, USA TODAY, 23 Mar. 2023 Dodd in 1961, first as a gofer and record vendor and eventually as a talent scout, engineer and producer for Dodd’s Studio One, a Jamaican hit factory in the early 1960s. New York Times, 30 Aug. 2021 The cabaret dancer, who also had minor movie roles in France, moved to New York City following a short stint in Hollywood, after an American talent scout encouraged her to take a leap of faith into the creative industry. Dana Givens, Robb Report, 3 Feb. 2023 After a talent scout discovered him at a mall, Sheridan began landing acting gigs on shows such as CSI and NYPD Blue. Chloe Berger, Fortune, 12 Jan. 2023 When cinema began to boom outside at Rome's Cinecittà Studios, she was discovered by a talent scout while studying drawing and sculpture at Rome's Academy of Fine Arts. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 16 Jan. 2023 During one school production, a talent scout from Paramount Pictures saw her onstage and offered her a screen test. Chris Foran, Journal Sentinel, 20 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of talent scout was in 1936

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“Talent scout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/talent%20scout. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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talent scout

: a person engaged in discovering and recruiting people with special talents

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