boot camp


boot camp

noun

: a camp where people who have recently joined the U.S. Army, Navy, or Marine Corps receive their basic training

: a short but very difficult training program : a program or situation that helps people become much better at doing something in a short period of time

Full Definition of BOOT CAMP

1
:  a navy or marine corps camp for basic training
2
:  a disciplinary facility or program in which young offenders are forced to participate in a rigidly structured routine

First Known Use of BOOT CAMP

1916

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