den mother
noun Date: 1936 a female adult leader of a Cub Scout den; also a person seen in the role of leader or protector of a group

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  • den mother — ☆ den mother n. a woman who supervises meetings of a den of Cub Scouts …   English World dictionary

  • den mother — den ,mother noun count AMERICAN a woman who is in charge of a group of CUB SCOUTS (=an organization for young boys who learn practical skills and moral values) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • den mother — noun 1. someone who plays the role of a den mother he serves as den mother to all the freshmen in this dormitory she s the den mother to new secretaries • Hypernyms: ↑supervisor 2. a woman who supervises a den of Cub Scouts • Hypernyms: ↑chaperon …   Useful english dictionary

  • den mother — noun a) an adult (female) leader of a Cub Scout den As the head of the boarding school, he serves as den mother for all the new students. b) a person who plays the role of leader or protector of a group …   Wiktionary

  • den mother — den′ moth er n. a woman who serves as an adult leader of a Cub Scout den • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • den mother — 1. (in the Boy Scouts) a woman who serves as an adult leader or supervisor of a cub scout den. 2. Informal. a woman who serves as an adviser or protector to a group of people. Cf. den father. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • den mother — noun (C) AmE a woman who leads a group of cub scouts …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Den Brother — Promotional poster for Den Brother Directed by Mark L. Taylor …   Wikipedia

  • mother — n. 1) an expectant; nursing; surrogate; unwed; welfare; working mother 2) a foster mother; stepmother 3) a mother to (she was like a mother to them) 4) (misc.) a den mother; a mother superior * * * [ mʌðə] a mother superior nursing stepmother… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • den chief — noun : a boy scout who cooperates with a den mother in supervising a cub scout den of the Boy Scouts of America * * * (in the Boy Scouts) a boy scout who supervises a cub scout den in cooperation with a den mother or den father …   Useful english dictionary

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