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Definition of "cub" [cub]

  • The young of certain carnivorous animals, such as the bear, wolf, or lion. (noun)
  • A youth, especially one who is inexperienced, awkward, or ill-mannered. (noun)
  • A novice or learner, particularly in newspaper reporting. (noun)
  • A Cub Scout. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cub" in a sentence
  • "BLITZER: It gives a whole new meaning to the term cub reporter."
  • "But this young journalist gives a whole new meaning to the term cub reporter."
  • "This cub is the most popular panda in the world with a live webcam that monitors him in the zoo. 10 more pics after the jump."
  • "The pride leave the zoo, after rescuing the cub from a hoard of baboons who were about to tear him apart, and travel the streets of Baghdad, looking in houses and palaces, searching for food."