WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ˈboy ˌscout, n. [countable]
  • [sometimes: Boy Scout] a member of an organization of boys(ˈBoy ˌScouts), having as its goals the development of character, self-reliance, and usefulness to others.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
    boy scout′, 
    1. (sometimes caps.) a member of an organization of boys(Boy Scouts′), founded in England in 1908 by Lieut. Gen. Sir Robert S. S. Baden-Powell, that seeks to develop certain skills in its members, as well as character, self-reliance, and usefulness to others.
    2. a member of any similar society elsewhere.
    3. Slang Terms[Sometimes Disparaging.]a person whose good deeds, obligingness, idealism, etc., exceed normal expectations.
    • 1905–10

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    boy scout n
    1. See Scout
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