den mother

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Compound of den +‎ mother, after Boy Scouts of America Cub Scouting usage of den for an individual chapter. Attested since 1936.


den mother (plural den mothers)

  1. An adult (female) leader of a Cub Scout den.
  2. A person who plays the role of leader or protector of a group.
    As the head of the boarding school, he serves as den mother for all the new students.


  • den mother”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
  • den mother. In Princeton Wordnet. Retrieved April 24, 2009.