talent scout


Definition of talent scout 

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

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The characters are sharply etched, very funny, and most important, engaging — even that slimy talent scout. Matthew J. Palm, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Review: Nashville Hurricane - Fringe 2018," 14 May 2018 Early in her life, Dorothy sang at the Boston Opera House, where actor Fred MacMurray was her talent scout. courant.com, "Dorothy F. DeRosa," 26 June 2018 Born Gerald Marenghi in Boston on Jan. 24, 1919, Maren was singing and dancing at a show at a Connecticut hotel in 1938 when MGM talent scouts saw the diminutive teenager actor and invited him to Hollywood to join the munchkin cast. NBC News, "Last surviving 'Wizard of Oz' munchkin Jerry Maren dies," 7 June 2018 Aspiring actresses appear on and off the red carpet in see-through or low-cut dresses in the hopes of attracting the attention of male producers, directors, talent scouts and photographers. Farah Nayeri, New York Times, "Cannes, Where Weinstein Reigned, Reckons With #MeToo Fallout," 15 May 2018 That performance led to a talent scout offering her a job singing with big band groups in the Midwest. Orlando Sentinel, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Deaths in Central Florida: 4/8," 8 Apr. 2018 Before the Clever news became official, earlier in the year social media was abuzz with word of talent scouts looking to rugby for the next superstar. Alan Dymock, CNN, "Todd Clever: Former US rugby captain turns to WWE," 24 Apr. 2018 The band ultimately decided on Lillywhite, but nonetheless Badarou played a major role on the album as a guest musician and talent scout. Ron Hart, Billboard, "Talking Heads' 'Naked' at 30: Chris Frantz & Producer Steve Lillywhite Look Back on Band's Swan Song," 26 Mar. 2018 Les Temps modernes would be a laboratory of new ideas and a talent scout rolled into one. Longreads, "When Sartre and Beauvoir Started a Magazine," 10 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of talent scout

1936, in the meaning defined above

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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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