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camp follower

noun

: a person who spends time with or near a group or person in order to gain some advantage

: a person who follows a group of soldiers as they move to different areas and sells goods and services to them

Full Definition of CAMP FOLLOWER

1
:  a civilian (as a prostitute) who follows a military unit to attend or exploit military personnel
2
:  a disciple or follower who is not of the main body of members or adherents; especially :  a politician who joins the party or movement solely for personal gain

Examples of CAMP FOLLOWER

  1. the famous boxer and his camp followers

First Known Use of CAMP FOLLOWER

1810

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