[ jam-buh-ree ]
/ ˌdʒæm bəˈri /


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).

Origin of jamboree

1860–65, Americanism; apparently blend of jabber and shivaree, with m from jam1 crowd
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British Dictionary definitions for jamboree

/ (ˌdʒæmbəˈriː) /


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

Word Origin for jamboree

C19: of uncertain origin
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