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).
any large gathering with a partylike atmosphere: We're spotlighting aspects of each of the major December traditions—Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa—to create one all-inclusive jamboree.
a carousal; any noisy merrymaking.
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How to use jamboree in a sentence
Alayban was on one of her annual vacations to the condo on tony jamboree Road when she was arrested.The Princess & the Peon: Saudi Royal’s Slave Labor Charges | Eliza Shapiro, Christine Pelisek | July 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The light fantastic is not tripped there any more, except when the jamboree man sneaks in and dances a jig for his morning pizen.The Fiend's Delight | Dod Grile
Here was the hated tribe of rich men, the idle classes, all dressed up with flags flying, riding across the country on a jamboree.The Iron Puddler | James J. Davis
My curiosity impelled me to accept the invitation to the "keg party" as such a jamboree was known among the students.Tramping on Life | Harry Kemp
It was a satire, of course—Gulliver's Lilliput outdone—a sort of scientific, socialistic, mathematical jamboree.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete | Albert Bigelow Paine
They treated me well, fed me fine, but every night I heard a big jamboree goin' on.The Blind Lion of the Congo | Elliott Whitney
British Dictionary definitions for jamboree
a large and often international gathering of Scouts
a party or spree
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