camp·​er | \ ˈkam-pər How to pronounce camper (audio) \

Definition of camper

1 : one who camps
2 : a portable dwelling (such as a specially equipped trailer or automotive vehicle) for use during casual travel and camping

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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 Now the company is offering to pay one lucky camper to unplug in an RV for a weekend and write about their experience disconnecting. Sonia Ramirez, Houston Chronicle, "Digitally detox for one weekend in an RV and get paid $1,000," 9 Sep. 2020 Becoming proficient at driving your home on wheels is their first suggestion, which is undoubtedly vital to living in a van or when trailering a camper. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, "In 2020, Some Aspects of Life on the Road Are Challenging, but You Can Still Make It Work," 30 Aug. 2020 The manual transmission Vanagon camper is equipped for an extended wilderness adventure or surf mission. oregonlive, "Rent an Oregon RV: Escape to nature with a roomy RV, sleek Airstream or colorful camper van," 14 Aug. 2020 Prices start in the … gulp … $50K range though, so a more affordable option is to rent an Airstream, RV, camper, or trailer through Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, "Vacation ready? Here’s what to bring – and do – to stay safe," 11 July 2020 There were bright spots: Orlando Repertory Theatre found success with online makeup tutorials and expanded its reach — even drawing a camper from Germany. Matthew J. Palm,, "Summer arts camps succeed — but without critical financial rewards," 27 Aug. 2020 An additional three asymptomatic attendees — two staff members and one camper — tested positive after arrival and were isolated for 10 days and their group members were quarantined for 14 days. Washington Post, "Maine sleep-away camps prevented coronavirus spread among more than 1,000 people, CDC report finds," 26 Aug. 2020 Family Handyman magazine remodeled this 1972 Avion Voyageur camper, and added a custom decal on the back. Star Tribune, "See remodeled vintage campers," 26 Aug. 2020 The result of that experience: some insane download speeds for streaming video and gaming, promising to change how RVs and camper vans connect. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, "Can 5G Give You Great Connectivity in an RV Far from Home? Soon, WSJ Reports," 23 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of camper

1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of camper was in 1852

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15 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Camper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of camper

: a person who sleeps outdoors, in a tent, or in a simple shelter usually for enjoyment for a short period of time
US : a type of vehicle or special trailer that people can live and sleep in when they are traveling or camping
: a young person who goes to a camp during the summer to do different activities


camp·​er | \ ˈkam-pər How to pronounce camper (audio) \

Kids Definition of camper

1 : a person who sleeps outdoors (as in a tent)
2 : a type of vehicle or special trailer that people can live and sleep in when they are traveling or camping
3 : a young person who goes to a camp during the summer

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