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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

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2 a young person who is between infancy and adulthood
  • assigned to teach a bunch of young cubs how to play baseball

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The first known use of cub was in 1530

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“Cub.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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