camp-follower

camp follower

noun
1.
a civilian not officially connected with a military unit, especially a prostitute, who follows or settles near an army camp.
2.
a person who sympathizes with or espouses the aims of a group without belonging to it.

Origin:
1800–10

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camp follower
 
n
1.  any civilian, esp a prostitute, who unofficially provides services to military personnel
2.  a nonmember who is sympathetic to a particular group, theory, etc

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