- Slang. a person who is cheerful and satisfied: There were no happy campers after the company was reorganized.
- informal a happy, satisifed person (esp in the phrase not a happy camper)
Idioms and Phrases with happy camper
A satisfied participant, a contented person, as in She loved the challenge of her new job; she was one happy camper. This expression is also often put in the negative, as in She hated the heat and humidity of the southern summer; she was not a happy camper. [Slang; mid-1900s]