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English definition of “cub”

cub

noun [C] uk   /kʌb/ us  

cub noun [C] (YOUNG ANIMAL)

a young lion, bear, wolf, etc.Animal young

cub noun [C] (BOY)

(also Cub Scout) a boy aged between eight and eleven years old who is a member of the international organization called the ScoutsNamed organizations and societies and their members
(Definition of cub from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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