a person who camps out for recreation, especially in the wilderness.
a person who attends a summer camp or day camp.
Also called pickup camper, truck camper. a trucklike vehicle, van, or trailer that is fitted or suitable for recreational camping, or a pickup truck on which a structure fitted for camping is mounted.
verb (used without object)
to travel and live in a vehicular camper: We're going to camper for two weeks during our vacation.

1625–35; 1960–65 for def 3; camp1 + -er1 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
camper (ˈkæmpə)
1.  a person who lives or temporarily stays in a tent, cabin, etc
2.  a vehicle equipped for camping out

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Word Origin & History

W.Gmc. *kampo-z, an early loan from L. campus "open field, level space" (cf. Fr. champ; see campus), especially "open space for military exercise." Originally borrowed as O.E. camp "contest," this was obsolete by mid-15c. Meaning "place where an army lodges temporarily" is
a later reborrowing (1520s), from Fr. camp, from It. campo, from the same L. source. Transferred to non-military senses 1550s. Meaning "body of adherents of a doctrine or cause" is 1871. The verb meaning "to encamp" is from 1540s. Camp-follower first attested 1810. Camp-meeting is from 1809, originally usually in reference to Methodists.

"tasteless," 1909, homosexual slang, perhaps from mid-17c. Fr. camper "to portray, pose" (as in se camper "put oneself in a bold, provocative pose"); popularized 1964 by Susan Sontag's essay "Notes on Camp." Campy is attested from 1959.
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Medical Dictionary

cAMP abbr.
cyclic AMP

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Example sentences for campers
Many campers enjoy socializing with a small group of fellow campers.
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