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camp follower Explained

camp follower at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] especially BrE someone who supports an organization or a political party, but who is not actually a member of it//

camp follower at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 a person who supports a particular group or political party but is not a member of it
2 (in the past) a person who was not a soldier but followed an army from place to place to sell goods or services

Camp follower at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Camp \Camp\, n. [F. camp, It. campo, fr. L. campus plant, field;
akin to Gr. ? garden. Cf. {Campaing}, {Champ}, n.]
1. The ground or spot on which tents, huts, etc., are erected
for shelter, as for an army or for lumbermen, etc. --Shzk.

2. A collection of tents, huts, etc., for shelter, commonly
arranged in an orderly manner.

Forming a camp in the neighborhood of Boston. --W.

3. A single hut or shelter; as, a hunter's camp.

4. The company or body of persons encamped, as of soldiers,
of surveyors, of lumbermen, etc.

The camp broke up with the confusion of a flight.

5. (Agric.) A mound of earth in which potatoes and other
vegetables are stored for protection against frost; --
called also {burrow} and {pie}. [Prov. Eng.]

6. [Cf. OE. & AS. camp contest, battle. See {champion}.] An
ancient game of football, played in some parts of England.

{Camp bedstead}, a light bedstead that can be folded up onto
a small space for easy transportation.

{camp ceiling} (Arch.), a kind ceiling often used in attics
or garrets, in which the side walls are inclined inward at
the top, following the slope of the rafters, to meet the
plane surface of the upper ceiling.

{Camp chair}, a light chair that can be folded up compactly
for easy transportation; the seat and back are often made
of strips or pieces of carpet.

{Camp fever}, typhus fever.

{Camp follower}, a civilian accompanying an army, as a
sutler, servant, etc.

{Camp meeting}, a religious gathering for open-air preaching,
held in some retired spot, chiefly by Methodists. It
usually last for several days, during which those present
lodge in tents, temporary houses, or cottages.

{Camp stool}, the same as {camp chair}, except that the stool
has no back.

{Flying camp} (Mil.), a camp or body of troops formed for
rapid motion from one place to another. --Farrow.

{To pitch (a) camp}, to set up the tents or huts of a camp.

{To strike camp}, to take down the tents or huts of a camp.

camp follower at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

camp follower
n 1: a prostitute who provides service to military personnel
2: a follower who is not a member of an ingroup

camp follower at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


Inter: en-nou » n
  • A civilian who works for a military organization, often a prostitute.
    1. A hanger-on.

    Translation: et » camp follower