Simple Definition of decamp
: to leave a place suddenly and secretly
Examples of decamp
She took the papers and decamped.
He decamped to Europe soon after news of the scandal broke.
Origin of decamp
French décamper, from Middle French descamper, from des- de- + camper to camp
First Known Use: 1676
DECAMP Defined for Kids
Definition of decamp
1 : to pack up gear and leave a camp
2 : to go away suddenly <As soon as school was out, we decamped to the beach.>
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