verb de·camp \di-ˈkamp, dē-\

: to leave a place suddenly and secretly

Full Definition of DECAMP

intransitive verb
:  to break up a camp
:  to depart suddenly :  abscond
de·camp·ment \-mənt\ noun

Examples of DECAMP

  1. She took the papers and decamped.
  2. 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


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