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boy scout

noun
1.
(sometimes initial capital letters) 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.
2.
a member of any similar society elsewhere.
3.
Sometimes Disparaging. a person whose good deeds, obligingness, idealism, etc., exceed normal expectations.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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British Dictionary definitions for boy scout

boy scout

noun
1.
See Scout
2.
(US & Canadian, informal) an apparently virtuous and innocent person
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