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Synonyms for cub

Synonyms for cub

an awkward and inexperienced youth

a male child (a familiar term of address to a boy)

the young of certain carnivorous mammals such as the bear or wolf or lion

give birth to cubs

References in classic literature ?
Nada awoke, and rising, cried out with joy at the sight of the cub, but for a moment I stood astonished.
I cried at last, "let the cub go before the lions come to rend us
And suddenly he seized the head of the cub and twisted its neck; then threw it on to the ground, and added, "See, now I have done your bidding, my father
The lions had returned and found one cub dead and the other gone.
Mother Wolf shook herself clear of the cubs and sprang forward, her eyes, like two green moons in the darkness, facing the blazing eyes of Shere Khan.
Mother Wolf threw herself down panting among the cubs, and Father Wolf said to her gravely:
But as soon as his cubs are old enough to stand on their feet he must bring them to the Pack Council, which is generally held once a month at full moon, in order that the other wolves may identify them.
It chanced that a cub reporter sat in the audience, detailed there on a day dull of news and impressed by the urgent need of journalism for sensation.
The cub reporter was an artist, and it was a large brush with which he laid on the local color - wild-eyed long-haired men, neurasthenia and degenerate types of men, voices shaken with passion, clenched fists raised on high, and all projected against a background of oaths, yells, and the throaty rumbling of angry men.
Humorous half-columns in the local papers, written in the customary silly way by unlicked cub reporters just out of grammar school, tickled the fancy of San Francisco for a fleeting moment in that the steamship Mariposa had rescued some sea-waifs possessed of a cock-and-bull story that not even the reporters believed.
JUPITER held a baby show, open to all animals, and a Monkey entered her hideous cub for a prize, but Jupiter only laughed at her.
To this day she declares that I told her one moving anecdote as to how a musket looked into my tent at the dead of night, and how I fired a double-barrelled tiger cub at it.
And Sheeta, the panther, saw that the she-ape had left her cub alone among the grasses.
He saw the she-ape's cub before him, and he thought that this other was bent upon robbing him of his prey.
He went about the deck like a tiger cub, glaring his hatred openly at Wolf Larsen and Johansen.