boot camp


noun U.S. Navy, Marines.

a camp for training recruits.

Origin of boot camp

An Americanism dating back to 1940–45
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British Dictionary definitions for boot camp

boot camp


noun

US slang a basic training camp for new recruits to the US Navy or Marine Corps
a centre for juvenile offenders, with a strict disciplinary regime, hard physical exercise, and community labour programmes
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