scout

scout
I
[[t]skaʊt[/t]]
n.
1) a soldier, warship, airplane, etc., employed in reconnoitering
2) a person sent out to obtain information
3) spo a person employed to discover new talent, as in sports or the entertainment field
4) a person who observes and reports on the tactics, players, etc., of rival teams
5) the act of reconnoitering
6) (sometimes cap.) a Boy Scout or Girl Scout
7) inf Informal. a person:
a good scout[/ex]
8) brit. a student's servant at Oxford University
9) to act as a scout; reconnoiter
10) to make a search; hunt
11) to work as a talent scout
12) to examine, inspect, or observe for the purpose of obtaining information; reconnoiter
13) to seek; search for (usu. fol. by out or up):
to scout up a date for Friday night[/ex]
14) to find by seeking or searching (usu. fol. by out or up):
Scout out a good book for me to read[/ex]
Etymology: 1300–50; (v.) ME skowten < OF escouter, escolter, ascolter < LL ascultāre, L auscultāre to listen; (n.) < MF escoute scout′er, n. II
scout
[[t]skaʊt[/t]] v. t.
1) cvb to reject or dismiss with scorn or derision
2) cvb to scoff; jeer
Etymology: 1595–1605; perh. < ON skūta, skūt abuse, angry words. Cf. shout

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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