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
Recent Examples on the Web All the fun of a campout…but with indoor plumbing. Choose your filling combination. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, "Indoor S'mores," 13 Jan. 2021 Once, Camp said, Menna turned up at a family campout uninvited. Cara Kelly, USA Today, "He posed as a doctor and a wilderness expert. Behind the facade was an accused child molester.," 22 Oct. 2020 From their first five-mile hike to joining a weekend campout, outdoor adventures ingrain skills into our Scouts that are applicable in the real world. Dallas News, "Building teamwork and leadership: Boy Scouts of America prepares youth to solve challenges with outdoor excursions," 12 Oct. 2020 On May 3, 1992, Melissa Sanders, 17, and Sheila Swanson, 19, vanished after leaving a family campout at Beverly Beach State Park. Special To The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Who killed Kelly Disney? 1984 cold case gets new life," 10 Oct. 2020 In any other year, the dirtybird campout would be welcoming thousands of dance fans to its much-beloved California weekender. Katie Bain, Billboard, "First Spin: The Week's Best New Dance Tracks From Girl Talk, Hudson Mohawke & Tiga, Róisín Murphy & More," 2 Oct. 2020 The campout had arisen from a broader set of protests related to the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis. USA TODAY, "Memphis police clear downtown plaza, detain protesters who camped out for two weeks," 1 July 2020 Round up the family and host a fun backyard campout instead. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, "24 Must-Do Activities to Put on Your Summer Bucket List," 24 June 2020 The Jackery is smaller and lighter and really designed to be carried along out to a campout or afternoon at the lake. Dallas News, "If you’re stuck at home, make sure you’re prepared if the power goes out," 9 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of campout

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of campout was in 1879

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31 Jan 2021

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“Campout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of campout

US : an occasion when people go camping together

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