camp follower

noun

Definition of camp follower

  1. 1 :  a civilian (as a prostitute) who follows a military unit to attend or exploit military personnel

  2. 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

1810

First Known Use of camp follower

1810


CAMP FOLLOWER Defined for English Language Learners

camp follower

noun

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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