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bear leader

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noun
  1. (formerly) a tutor traveling with a wealthy or aristocratic young man.

Origin of bear leader

First recorded in 1740–50
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for bear leader

Historical Examples

  • The Bear-Leader's was a recognized and lucrative profession.

    Seeing and Hearing

    George W. E. Russell

  • A captain on the Staff was detailed to be my "bear-leader," while I was in Berlin.

    With the Zionists in Gallipoli

    John Henry Patterson

  • The bear-leader made signs to the people to be quiet, as he had something to say to them.

    The Man-Wolf and Other Tales

    Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian

  • He is at present acting as bear-leader to a young man who has just come into 1,700l. a year.

    Sharps and Flats

    John Nevil Maskelyne


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