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scoutmaster

[skout-mas-ter, -mah-ster]
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noun
  1. the leader or officer in charge of a band of scouts.
  2. the adult leader of a troop of Boy Scouts.
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Origin of scoutmaster

First recorded in 1570–80; scout1 + master
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scoutmaster

noun
  1. a former name for Scout Leader
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Word Origin and History for scoutmaster

n.

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

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