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cub reporter

a young and rather inexperienced newspaper reporter.
Origin of cub reporter
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • How else could she learn what a cub reporter did on his beat?

    Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds
  • Orwas it that he was provoked that Miss Betty was promoting the cub reporter this way?

    Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds
  • Frank had finished high school; was a cub reporter on The Bulletin.

    Port O' Gold Louis John Stellman
  • Once a cub reporter was ordered by his city editor to go and interview a certain man.

    Laugh and Live Douglas Fairbanks
  • "Thought you was more'n a cub reporter," he remarked, with a grin.

  • The great author ought to be coming to his school out of respect for him, not because a seventeen-year-old cub reporter sent him.

    Four-Day Planet Henry Beam Piper
  • But don't you think I'll let some cub reporter settle things for me.

    Contemporary One-Act Plays Sir James M. Barrie
  • Only a cub reporter will interrupt the natural flow of conversation for the sake merely of giving his own views.

    News Writing M. Lyle Spencer
  • Evidences of what the cub reporter would call suppressed excitement were plenty everywhere on every ship.

    With the Battle Fleet Franklin Matthews
  • Young Victor Murdock, then a cub reporter, promptly wrote a story to the effect that Simpson himself wore no socks at all.

    The Agrarian Crusade Solon J. Buck
British Dictionary definitions for cub reporter

cub reporter

a trainee reporter on a newspaper
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Contemporary definitions for cub reporter

a young or inexperienced newspaper reporter's 21st Century Lexicon
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