Origin of camp follower
Examples from the Web for camp follower
Otmar was in the Army and Margit turned into a camp-follower, moving across the country to an endless stream of training posts.At U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Anniversary, One Survivor’s Quest Continues|Sandra McElwaine|April 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Lascar, las′kar, n. a native East Indian sailor or camp-follower.
One of the properties of a lizard's camp-follower is to leave the main body at the slightest intimation of danger.Cobwebs From an Empty Skull|Ambrose Bierce (AKA: Dod Grile)
He may have been a camp-follower through the German and Flemish wars.Children's Stories in American Literature, 1660-1860|Henrietta Christian Wright
British Dictionary definitions for camp follower
Idioms and Phrases with camp follower
A civilian who follows or settles near a military camp, especially a prostitute who does so. For example, The recruits were told not to associate with camp followers. [Early 1800s]
A person who sympathizes with a cause or group but does not join it. For example, She's only a camp follower so we can't count on her for a contribution.