happy camper


Definition of happy camper

: one who is content

Examples of happy camper in a Sentence

I was one happy camper when I heard the news.
Recent Examples on the Web The siblings took the best parts of Burning Man and Coachella — the communion of artists, musicians and a troop of happy campers — and left behind the unappealing aspects, such as the desert dust and the millennials in Woodstock attire. Washington Post, "Get crowds off your calendar in 2020," 2 Jan. 2020 Led by event chairs Allison Eisenhardt, Kathy Kimball and Charlotte Haas Prime, 500 happy campers dined on a masterful McCalls meal beneath a clear, woodland-theme tent and bid on luxe park packages. Catherine Bigelow, SFChronicle.com, "Homeless Prenatal Program founder cites ‘power of resilience’ at nonprofit’s anniversary," 15 Oct. 2019 Not a happy camper: Rep. Jack Cera, a Belmont County Democrat, was the lone conference committee member to vote no on the budget deal. Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland.com, "Ohio’s budget stalemate is finally coming to an end: Capitol Letter," 17 July 2019 The hardest working man at ESPN was not a happy camper when NBA free agency opened up Sunday. Khadrice Rollins, SI.com, "Why Wait for First Take When Stephen A. Smith Is Ranting Over Free Agency Sunday?," 30 June 2019 In the process of all this, Gurf was not a happy camper. Jason Scott, Billboard, "'Car Wheels on a Gravel Road' Turns 20: Lucinda Williams & Producer Steve Earle Reflect on Her Masterpiece," 30 June 2018 Cesc Fabregas wasn't a happy camper after Huddersfield's defence left Chelsea's top-four hopes badly damaged on Wednesday night. SI.com, "Unhappy Chelsea Star Reportedly Snubbed Handshake From David Wagner After Stamford Bridge Draw," 10 May 2018 Kendricks will likely be a happier camper elsewhere, too. Zach Berman, Philly.com, "Thoughts on busy start of Eagles' OTAs | Early Birds," 23 May 2018 Parents also can keep up with their kids on the camp’s Facebook page, where photographs of happy campers — in sailboats and canoes, navigating a high ropes course, or traversing a zip line — are among the images posted daily. Hattie Bernstein, BostonGlobe.com, "No phones at summer camp? No problem," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of happy camper

1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Happy camper.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/happy%20camper. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of happy camper

chiefly US, informal : someone who is pleased or happy

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