a member of an organization of boys (Boy Scouts) founded in England in 1908 by Lieut. Gen. Sir Robert S. S. Baden-Powell, that seeks to develop certain skills in its members, as well as character, self-reliance, and usefulness to others.
(lowercase) a member of any similar society elsewhere.
(lowercase) Sometimes Disparaging. a person whose deeds, obliging personality, idealism, etc., exceed normal expectations.
Historical Examples

Farm Boys and Girls William Arch McKeever
The Cricket Marjorie Cooke
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, Apr 2, 1919 Various
Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 147, August 12, 1914 Various
Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America

See Scout
(US & Canadian, informal) an apparently virtuous and innocent person


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