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rover boy (RO-vuhr boi) 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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