Synonyms and Antonyms of cub
1 a person who is just starting out in a field of activity the kind of big story that can propel a cub reporter into the stratosphere of the newspaper world Synonyms abecedarian, apprentice, babe, colt, beginner, fledgling, freshman, greenhorn, neophyte, newbie, newcomer, novice, novitiate, punk, recruit, rook, rookie, tenderfoot, tyro, virginRelated Words boot; amateur, dabbler, dilettante; learner, student, trainee; candidate, entrant, probationerNear Antonyms expert, master, pro, professionalAntonyms old hand, old-timer, vet, veteran
2 a young person who is between infancy and adulthood assigned to teach a bunch of young cubs how to play baseball Synonyms bairn [chiefly Scottish], bambino, bud, chap [Southern & Midland], chick, child, juvenile, kid, kiddie (also kiddy), kiddo, moppet, sprat, sprout, squirt, whelp, youngling, youngster, youthRelated Words adolescent, minor; kindergartner (also kindergartener), preschooler, rug rat [slang], schoolboy, schoolchild, schoolgirl, schoolkid; babe, baby, bantling, infant, neonate, nestling, newborn, toddler, tot, tyke (also tike), weanling; brat, devil, hellion, imp, jackanapes, mischief, monkey, rapscallion, rascal, rogue, urchin, whippersnapper; cherub; preteen, preteen-ager, subteen, teen, teenager, teener, teenybopper, tween; lad, nipper, shaver, stripling, tad; bobby-soxer, hoyden, tomboyNear Antonyms middle-ager; ancient, elder, golden-ager, oldster, old-timer, senior, senior citizenAntonyms adult, grown-up
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