camp·​out ˈkamp-ˌau̇t How to pronounce campout (audio)
: an occasion on which a group camps out

Examples of campout in a Sentence

our annual campout in Vermont
Recent Examples on the Web One of the favorite parts of each campout was the walk to Branden’s engineering building to use his after-hours access to the bathroom so that everyone could brush their teeth. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 7 Mar. 2024 The January campout is always one of the Scouts’ favorites. Richard Espinoza, Kansas City Star, 21 Feb. 2024 Parks in Hells Canyon could be put on the back burner for the first campouts or fishing trips this spring. Pete Zimowsky, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 Before inviting your good friend and co-worker on the next campout, have a chat with her. Jeanne Phillips, The Mercury News, 16 Jan. 2024 The fandom knows a lot about being outdoors, too, with campouts part of the lore. Dave Skretta, USA TODAY, 14 Jan. 2024 Sanitation is the key to enjoying the campout and avoiding passing on germs to fellow campers. Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 Some tents marketed for kids can be flimsy in quality, and intended more for backyard campouts than for the real deal. Mandy Harris, Travel + Leisure, 18 Oct. 2023 Another variation is Walking Tacos, a moniker that highlights the portability of the dish and is a mainstay at many a Girl Scout and Boy Scout campout. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 27 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of campout was in 1879

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“Campout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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