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campfire

[kamp-fahyuh r]
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noun
  1. an outdoor fire for warmth or cooking, as at a camp.
  2. a gathering around such a fire.
  3. a reunion of soldiers, scouts, etc.
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Origin of campfire

First recorded in 1665–75; camp1 + fire
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campfire

noun
  1. an outdoor fire in a camp, esp one used for cooking or as a focal point for community events
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Word Origin and History for campfire

n.

also camp-fire, 1835, from camp (n.) + fire (n.).

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