camp follower

noun
Updated on: 1 Apr 2018

Definition of camp follower

1 : a civilian (such 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 in a Sentence

  1. the famous boxer and his camp followers

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First Known Use of camp follower

1810


CAMP FOLLOWER Defined for English Language Learners

camp follower

Definition of camp follower for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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