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camper

[kam-per] /ˈkæm pər/
noun
1.
a person who camps out for recreation, especially in the wilderness.
2.
a person who attends a summer camp or day camp.
3.
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)
4.
to travel and live in a vehicular camper:
We're going to camper for two weeks during our vacation.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; 1960-65 for def 3; camp1 + -er1
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  • Many campers enjoy socializing with a small group of fellow campers.
British Dictionary definitions for campers

camper

/ˈkæmpə/
noun
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 and History for campers

camper

n.

1630s, "soldier," agent noun from camp (v.). Meaning "attendee at a camp meeting" is from 1806; meaning "one who sleeps in temporary quarters outdoors" is from 1856; that of "motor vehicle with sleeping quarters" is from 1960. Extended use of happy camper is from c.1987.

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