jamboree

[ jam-buh-ree ]
/ ˌdʒæm bəˈri /

noun

a carousal; any noisy merrymaking.
a large gathering, as of a political party or the teams of a sporting league, often including a program of speeches and entertainment.
a large gathering of members of the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, usually nationwide or international in scope (distinguished from camporee).

QUIZZES

DON’T VACILLATE! VANQUISH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

It’d be a real faux pas to miss this quiz on the words from August 3–9, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “vacillate” mean?

Origin of jamboree

1860–65, Americanism; apparently blend of jabber and shivaree, with m from jam1 crowd
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for jamboree

British Dictionary definitions for jamboree

jamboree
/ (ˌdʒæmbəˈriː) /

noun

a large and often international gathering of Scouts
a party or spree

Word Origin for jamboree

C19: of uncertain origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012