[skout-mas-ter, -mah-ster]


the leader or officer in charge of a band of scouts.
the adult leader of a troop of Boy Scouts.

Origin of scoutmaster

First recorded in 1570–80; scout1 + master Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a former name for Scout Leader
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Word Origin and History for scoutmaster

also scout-master, 1570s, from scout (n.) + master (n.). Boy Scouting sense from 1908.

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