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[ kam-per ]


  1. a person who camps out for recreation, especially in the wilderness.
  2. a person who attends a summer camp or day camp.
  3. Also called pickup camper, truck camper. a trucklike vehicle, van, or trailer that is fitted or suitable for recreational camping, or a pickup truck on which a structure fitted for camping is mounted.

verb (used without object)

  1. to travel and live in a vehicular camper:

    We're going to camper for two weeks during our vacation.


/ ˈkæmpə /


  1. a person who lives or temporarily stays in a tent, cabin, etc
  2. a vehicle equipped for camping out

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Word History and Origins

Origin of camper1

1625–35; 1960–65 camper fordef 3; camp 1 + -er 1

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Example Sentences

A fear of nights spent outdoors in below-freezing temperatures is enough to deter even the most passionate campers from spending a night in the wild in wintertime.

Like us, Hilary Aspy of Portland was a newcomer to the camper van experience.

Borichevsky, who is in her early thirties and based in Moab, Utah, came to podcasting nearly a decade ago, when she was on the road in her camper van and wasn’t hearing or learning about women or nonbinary people on the road.

Whether you’re an outdoor sports enthusiast, a camper, or just someone that just wants to head out into the cold and enjoy the winter landscape, you may want to consider a cordless heated blanket.

The camper, a renovated 1990 Fleetwood Wilderness, has a queen bed and a sofa sleeper.

David Lowery of Camper von Beethoven and Cracker made this case in a viral post from 2012.

The “urban camper” aesthetic which is “cozy and cool,” as Taylor described, stemmed from her mix media paintings.

When we got a used pop-up camper with the ceiling stapled back up that was posh for us.

He had brought home a sleek new camper with a kitchenette, polished wooden cabinets, and foldout beds.

I must admit I have partaken in many of the adventures that go along with the privilege of driving a hippie camper van.

To him Marie appeared hazily as another camper who helped fill the car—and his pocket—and was not at all hard to look at.

It should never be left upon the ground or set up against a tree to endanger the legs and feet of the camper.

But a clean, orderly camp is much more important than a clean-faced camper.

The rear of the tent is used for the storing of equipment or "duffle" as the camper calls it.

Over this was placed the sleeping bag, and no softer bed ever held a tired camper.





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