What does the word cub mean?

Usage examples for cub

  1. It all made the cub feel dreadfully small, dreadfully alone. – Dusty Star by Olaf Baker
  2. I don't believe he will accept your offer, for he's an independent little cub and, as I have put him to work, I can't insist upon it. – Dick in the Everglades by A. W. Dimock