Definition of Boy Scout in English:

Boy Scout


  • 1A member of the Boy Scouts of America or a similar organization of boys.

    • ‘John was also a member of Troop 68 when I was a Boy Scout.’
    • ‘North Country's owner has served on several Boy Scout Council and Regional Training Staffs in leadership positions.’
    • ‘His chance to be a good Scout came in 1924, when he created his first Boy Scout Calendar.’
    • ‘He had attempted to build a nuclear reactor in his mother's shed following a Boy Scout merit-badge project.’
    • ‘Every Boy Scout has the opportunity to participate in both shared and total leadership situations.’
    • ‘Since then, they have used some variation of the title Boy Scout Handbook.’
    • ‘Several former Boy Scouts have responded to point out that this is not actually a merit badge; the MPAA materials simply refer to it as a ‘patch.’’
    • ‘The ACLU sued Chicago Public Schools and the department in 1999 for sponsoring Boy Scout activities.’
    • ‘You can go on and earn another emblem as a Boy Scout.’
    • ‘A few days later I discovered that my little hero was a Boy Scout.’
    1. 1.1An honest, friendly, and typically naive man.
      ‘if you're going to get a girl at the bar, then stop acting like such a boy scout’
      [as modifier] ‘his trademark Boy Scout smile’
      • ‘We faced our challenges with a boy scout smile, we did countless good turns during the weekend.’
      • ‘The biggest misconception about Ken is that he's an overly noble, naive "boy scout," when nothing could be further from the truth.’
      • ‘One of the worst aspects of the UK being in the EU project, is that our government and especially, civil service, pursue the EU agenda with a naive enthusiasm and boy scout honesty.’


Boy Scout

/ˈboi ˈˌskout/