camp·​er ˈkam-pər How to pronounce camper (audio)
: one who camps
: a portable dwelling (such as a specially equipped trailer or automotive vehicle) for use during casual travel and camping

Example Sentences

Rangers warned campers that leaving food outside might attract bears. A careless camper accidentally started a fire in the woods.
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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of camper was in 1839

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Cite this Entry

“Camper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition


camp·​er ˈkam-pər How to pronounce camper (audio)
: a person who camps
: a portable dwelling or a specially equipped vehicle for use during travel and camping

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