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camp robber

noun, Chiefly Northern U.S. and Western Canada.
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Origin of camp robber
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; so called from its habit of pilfering food from campsites
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  • It is permissible to call him by his common name, "camp robber:" he has earned it.

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