Boy Scout

UK / US noun [countable]
Word forms "Boy Scout":
singular Boy Scout plural Boy Scouts
a boy who is a member of the Boy Scouts, which is part of the Scout Association, an organization that encourages young people to learn practical skills and help other people

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • boy-scout — [ bɔjskut ] n. m. • 1910; mot angl. « garçon éclaireur » ♦ Vieilli Scout. ♢ Fam. Idéaliste naïf. Une mentalité de boy scout. Des boy scouts. Adj. Il est un peu boy scout. ● boy scout, boy scouts nom masculin (anglais boy scout, garçon éclaireur)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Boy scout — Orig., a member of the Boy Scouts, an organization of boys founded in 1908, by Sir R. S. S. Baden Powell, to promote good citizenship by creating in them a spirit of civic duty and of usefulness to others, by stimulating their interest in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boy Scout — Boy Scouts also boy scout 1) N PROPER COLL: the N The Boy Scouts is an organization for boys which teaches them discipline and practical skills. He s in the Boy Scouts. Syn: Scouts 2) N COUNT A Boy Scout is a boy who is a member of the Boy Scouts …   English dictionary

  • Boy-Scout — Boy|scout, Boy Scout [ bɔ̮yska̮ut ], der; s, s [engl. boy scout, aus: ↑ Boy u. ↑ Scout]: engl. Bez. für: Pfadfinder …   Universal-Lexikon

  • boy-scout — s.m. e f.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} chi appartiene a un organizzazione giovanile di origine angloamericana, che si propone di educare i ragazzi spec. attraverso attività praticate collettivamente a contatto con la natura Sinonimi: scout.… …   Dizionario italiano

  • boy-scout — /bɔi skaʊt/ locuz. ingl. [comp. di boy ragazzo e scout esploratore ], usata in ital. come s.m. [membro di un movimento scoutistico] ▶◀ giovane esploratore, scout. ⇓ coccinella, lupetto …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • boy scout — (ingl.; pronunc. [bói escáut]; pl. «boy scouts» o «boys scouts», pronunc. [bói escáuts] o [bóis escáuts]) n. Expresión con que se designa a los muchachos pertenecientes a una asociación fundada en Inglaterra y extendida después a otros países,… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Boy Scout — noun count a boy who is a member of the Boy Scouts, an organization that encourages boys to learn practical skills and help other people ─ compare CUB SCOUT …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • boy-scout — /boiˈskaut, ingl. ˈbɔɪˌskaut/ [vc. ingl., letteralmente «giovane (boy) esploratore (scout)»] s. m. inv. giovane esploratore …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Boy Scout — n. 1. a member of the Boy Scouts, a worldwide boys organization, founded in England (1908), that stresses character, citizenship, outdoor life, and service to others; specif., a member of the division of Boy Scouts of America (1910) for boys… …   English World dictionary

  • boy scout — [ US ˈ. .] n a member of the ↑scouts →↑girl scout, guide ↑guide …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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