from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character or condition of a cub; the state of being a cub.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Jocose The state of being a cub.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the state of being a cub
  • noun by extension youth


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cub +‎ -hood


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  • His forgotten cubhood, all that was associated with that familiar snarl, rushed back to him.

    The Famine 2010

  • As in his cubhood he had been made to feel his smallness and puniness on the day he first came in from the Wild to the village of Grey Beaver, so now, in his full-grown stature and pride of strength, he was made to feel small and puny.

    The Southland 2010

  • He was better fitted for the life than the other dogs, for he had the training of his cubhood to guide him.

    The Famine 2010

  • Not for nothing had he been exposed to the pitiless struggles for life in the day of his cubhood, when his mother and he, alone and unaided, held their own and survived in the ferocious environment of the Wild.

    The Covenant 2010

  • Teh odder wuz a trabelur hu bisited a temple in India wer tehy raazd teh tygurz frum cubz, n cudduld n snorgled dem frum cubhood awn up, jus liek we do wif owr kittehz.

    Tiger Woods - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger? 2008

  • They were a brave group, but they were walking into the nightmares of their cubhood, and it shook the most stalwart among them.

    Mission to Moulokin Foster, Alan Dean, 1946- 1979

  • The animal of permanent family-on Diomedes, as a rule, a rather large family, an entire matrilineal clan-with the long gestation, the long cubhood, the constant change and challenge of environment, the competition for mates each midwinter with alien bands having alien ways: this animal had every evolutionary reason to start thinking.

    The Earth Book of Stormgate Anderson, Poul, 1926-2001 1978

  • But I remember from my cubhood -- when folk still lived in Old Aferoch, though already then the sea brought worse and worse floods -- a female ychan of that town.

    A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows Anderson, Poul, 1926- 1974

  • But gathered at the foot of the ledge they were descending, spears poised, were perhaps ten males, some hardly past cubhood, others showing the snowy shine of fur which was the badge of age.

    Star Born Andre Norton 1958

  • Their training had been the same since cubhood -- to range and explore, but always in the company and at the order of man.

    The Defiant Agents Andre Norton 1958


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