scoutmaster

[ skout-mas-ter, -mah-ster ]
/ ˈskaʊtˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. scouter,
  2. scouth,
  3. scouthood,
  4. scouting,
  5. scoutingly,
  6. scow,
  7. scowl,
  8. scowler,
  9. scozza,
  10. scp

Origin of scoutmaster

First recorded in 1570–80; scout1 + master

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British Dictionary definitions for scoutmaster

scoutmaster

/ (ˈskaʊtˌmɑːstə) /

noun

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

scoutmaster

n.

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

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