Definition of den mother in English:
1The female leader of a den of Cub Scouts.
- Your best choice would be a teacher, a camp councillor, a den mother or a girl scout troop leader, for example.
- My mother was my Cub Scout den mother and Sunday school teacher who got me started in Scouting, a path that led to receiving the Eagle Scout award from Troop 77 in Toccoa.
- Then backstage, 20 minutes later, the den mother who's running them is sobbing in disappointment, and the girls are all standing around her confused, not understanding why she's upset.
1.1A woman who plays a supportive or protective role for a particular group of people: the band’s business manager, cook, and de facto den mother
More example sentences
- She was a kind of den mother for everybody in the office.
- She is now the hotel's den mother.
- Over the last four years, Zipadelli has made the transition from mechanic to crew chief, team spokesman and den mother.
Definition of den mother in:
- US English dictionary
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