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bear leader

or bear-leader

(formerly) a tutor traveling with a wealthy or aristocratic young man.
Origin of bear leader
First recorded in 1740-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The fellow with hair like squirrel's fur—the little King's bear leader, whom you kept prisoner.

    Caesar and Cleopatra George Bernard Shaw
  • I am a bear leader who daily trembles lest the muzzle should give way at last.

    A Woman of Thirty Honore de Balzac

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