camper

noun

camp·​er ˈkam-pər How to pronounce camper (audio)
1
: one who camps
2
: a portable dwelling (such as a specially equipped trailer or automotive vehicle) for use during casual travel and camping

Examples of camper in a Sentence

Rangers warned campers that leaving food outside might attract bears. A careless camper accidentally started a fire in the woods.
Recent Examples on the Web The Detroit giant unveiled its own camper van, the Transit Trail, last fall. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 1 July 2024 The caregiver of an 80-year-old woman found alone in a filthy camper has been arrested, Georgia deputies say. Tanasia Kenney, Miami Herald, 24 June 2024 Hardcore campers tend to dismiss it, but there’s a whole world of people (including me) who appreciate the glamping spirit of mixing close-to-nature sleeps with some of the creature comforts of luxury resorts or national park lodges. Christine Sarkis, USA TODAY, 18 June 2024 Getting outdoors One of the top sports towns in the nation, Hood River attracts wind and watersport enthusiasts, road and mountain bikers, fishers, campers, hikers and whitewater kayakers — and there’s plenty of choices for active, outdoor fun. Ben Davidson, The Mercury News, 17 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for camper 

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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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“Camper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/camper. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

camper

noun
camp·​er ˈkam-pər How to pronounce camper (audio)
1
: a person who camps
2
: a portable dwelling or a specially equipped vehicle for use during travel and camping

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