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cub reporter

noun
1.
a young and rather inexperienced newspaper reporter.
Origin of cub reporter
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900
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  • No cub reporter ever did it, not unless he was working against a bunch of other cubs.

    Spring Street James H. Richardson
  • Oh, I'll only be a cub reporter, I guess that's what you call them.

    Prudence Says So

    Ethel Hueston
  • Orwas it that he was provoked that Miss Betty was promoting the cub reporter this way?

    Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds
  • How else could she learn what a cub reporter did on his beat?

    Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds
  • But don't you think I'll let some cub reporter settle things for me.

    Contemporary One-Act Plays Sir James M. Barrie
  • "Thought you was more'n a cub reporter," he remarked, with a grin.

  • Frank had finished high school; was a cub reporter on The Bulletin.

    Port O' Gold

    Louis John Stellman
  • The cub reporter was a trifle perplexed by this talking over him and around him and at him.

    Martin Eden Jack London
  • Their noisy shouting made Galbraithe feel more than ever like a cub reporter.

  • Mostly Witch is the butt of every joke that can be dreamed up by every cub reporter in the nation.

    Prologue to an Analogue Leigh Richmond
British Dictionary definitions for cub reporter

cub reporter

noun
1.
a trainee reporter on a newspaper
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Contemporary definitions for cub reporter
noun

a young or inexperienced newspaper reporter

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