(in the Boy Scouts) a woman who serves as an adult leader or supervisor of a cub scout den.
Informal. a woman who serves as an adviser or protector to a group of people.
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Compare den father.
Origin of den mother
First recorded in 1945–50
Words nearby den mother
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