Cub - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kʌb|  American pronunciation of the word cub
Brit.  |kʌb|  British pronunciation of the word cub

noun

- an awkward and inexperienced youth (syn: greenhorn, rookie)
- a male child (a familiar term of address to a boy) (syn: lad, laddie, sonny)
- the young of certain carnivorous mammals such as the bear or wolf or lion

verb

- give birth to cubs

Examples

...the kind of big story that can propel a cub reporter into the stratosphere of the newspaper world...

...assigned to teach a bunch of young cubs how to play baseball...

Word forms

noun
singular: cub
plural: cubs
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