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Nov 7, 2003
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rover boy

(RO-vuhr boi) Pronunciation

noun: A brave but naive person.

[From Rover Boys, a series of children's books by Edward Stratemeyer (1862-1930).]

"Among the rover boys on horseback, the star parts go to Tad Butler, as All-American a boy as Jack Armstrong ever was, and Stacy Brown, also called Chunky, who is fat and gullible and is Patchin's bid for comedy."
Larry Swindell; Three Cheers for Those Daring and Delightful Pony Rider Boys; The Fort Worth Star-Telegram; Aug 4, 1996.

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