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bear leader

or bear-leader

(formerly) a tutor traveling with a wealthy or aristocratic young man.
Origin of bear leader
1740-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The bear-leader made signs to the people to be quiet, as he had something to say to them.

    The Man-Wolf and Other Tales Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian
  • The bear-leader's was a recognized and lucrative profession.

    Seeing and Hearing George W. E. Russell
  • A captain on the Staff was detailed to be my "bear-leader," while I was in Berlin.

    With the Zionists in Gallipoli John Henry Patterson
  • He is at present acting as bear-leader to a young man who has just come into 1,700l. a year.

    Sharps and Flats John Nevil Maskelyne

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