camp·​out | \ ˈkamp-ˌau̇t How to pronounce campout (audio) \

Definition of campout

: an occasion on which a group camps out

Examples of campout in a Sentence

our annual campout in Vermont

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There's nothing like a home away from home, and a great tent is a key part of a successful campout or hike into the backcountry. Don Melanson, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Tents for Camping and Backpacking," 22 Mar. 2019 Two snow angels presided over the campout at Thom Browne’s Fall 2018 menswear show. Vogue, "Notes on Camping (in the Snow)—From Thom Browne," 31 Dec. 2018 VALLEY CENTER Music, car show and campout set The Valley Center-Pauma Music Boosters are hosting the 7th annual Music Fest, Car Show and Campout from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Bates Nut Farm, 15954 Woods Valley Road. Linda Mcintosh,, "New CEO takes the helm at animal news," 31 May 2018 Family Sundown Safari Family campout at the Oakland zoo., "Kids listings," 12 July 2018 The club also has a trip schedule that runs through October, joining together fellow paddling enthusiasts to embark on overnight campout paddling trips, day-trips from the Schuylkill River to Valley Forge, and more. Grace Dickinson,, "Where to rent and use kayaks and canoes in and near Philadelphia," 22 June 2018 There were languorous afternoons in the angsty, atmospheric bars of Athens, and an impromptu campout near Savannah, the night before its famous St. Patrick’s Day parade. Jenna Russell,, "There is magic in those Jekyll Island oaks," 21 June 2018 The ski jumps will be open all night long for this fundraiser, with a barbecue, campout, s'mores and breakfast. Yoshina Okamoto, Anchorage Daily News, "Celebrating summer solstice: Here are parties and events around Alaska," 21 June 2018 But on the day of the event — a get-together inspired by the Sierra Nevada campouts of chef Ethan Mantle’s youth — blue skies and a summery warmth prevailed. Leilani Marie Labong, San Francisco Chronicle, "Start a tradition with a Bodega beach clambake," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of campout

1879, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of campout

US : an occasion when people go camping together

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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