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noun
  1. (sometimes initial capital letters) a member of an organization of girls (Girl Scouts) founded in the U.S. in 1912 by Juliette Low that seeks to develop certain skills, as well as health, citizenship, and character.
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Origin of girl scout

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10
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Examples from the Web for girl scout

Historical Examples

  • The girl-scout organization encourages thrifty habits and economy in buying in all of its activities.

    Educational Work of the Girl Scouts

    Louise Stevens Bryant

  • Some observers have criticized the girl-scout organization because of its apparently military character.

  • The outstanding feature of the girl-scout organization is its voluntary character.


British Dictionary definitions for girl scout

Girl Scout

noun
  1. US a member of the equivalent organization for girls to the ScoutsBrit equivalent: Guide
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