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 While working alongside close family friends at a local boxing gym, his life was forever changed when a talent scout randomly invited him to an audition. Rivea Ruff, Essence, 16 Dec. 2021 With Sun Tan as his base, Pollard functioned as an indispensable talent scout, casting director and rehearsal supervisor on the films. Susan Delson, WSJ, 16 Dec. 2021 There, she was discovered by a French talent scout, prompting a move to Paris in 1925 at the age of 19. Charmaine Patterson, PEOPLE.com, 30 Nov. 2021 But in 1993, a Filipino talent scout found Domagoso and turned him into a popular daily entertainment variety show host. Washington Post, 12 Oct. 2021 Arista’s talent scout Gerry Griffith was the one who steered the label to the club), Clive signed her, promoted her, launched her like a slingshot. Amy X. Wang, Rolling Stone, 9 Sep. 2021 The best allegory is the music industry or sports, where a record label or talent scout is trying to discover a talented recording artist or athlete. Margaux Lushing, Forbes, 21 June 2021 After all, Simon has long been a prominent talent scout and entertainment executive. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, 17 June 2021 Spotted by a talent scout, he was later signed to the Yankees in 1923. Rebecca Cairns; Video By Milly Chan, CNN, 2 June 2021

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First Known Use of talent scout

1936, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jan 2022

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“Talent scout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/talent%20scout. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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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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