boot camp

noun

Definition of boot camp

  1. 1 :  a navy or marine corps camp for basic training

  2. 2 :  a disciplinary facility or program in which young offenders are forced to participate in a rigidly structured routine

1916

First Known Use of boot camp

1916


BOOT CAMP Defined for English Language Learners

boot camp

noun

Definition of boot camp for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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