Origin of campout
Words nearby campout
How to use campout in a sentence
I reach for my two-person tent often, whether I’m getting set for a backpacking adventure, an impromptu backyard campout, or a car-camping excursion when I don’t have the space or energy to bust out the massive six-person palace.
I had my 12-year-old son use it on a campout with one of his friends recently.
Our socially distant campouts this summer have been a success thanks to the following process and gear.
Inside they served coffee and gave out lollipops, while outside, pedestrians paused to snap photos of the unusual campout.Tourists in New York Flock to See Damage Wrought by Sandy|Nina Strochlic|November 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Other Idioms and Phrases with campout
Sleep outdoors; also, stay somewhere for an unusually long time. For example, “We camped out in a field this night” (George Washington, Journal, March 18, 1748). In the early 1900s, the expression was extended to figurative uses, meaning simply “to stay somewhere for an unusually long time,” as in She camped out at the stage door, hoping for an autograph.