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 North Carolina State head coach Dave Doeren was not a happy camper. Mark Frank, Star Tribune, "North Carolina State rallies to defeat Syracuse 36-29," 28 Nov. 2020 Be a happy camper With the new 2-Day Camp Meal Kit for Two, Patagonia Provisions (yes, that Patagonia) is helping nourish COVID-era campers. National Geographic, "NYC’s best sunset and 9 other ways to celebrate summer," 27 May 2020 Bill O'Brien was not a happy camper, and a couple of his old colleagues with the New England Patriots were apparently the reason why. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Texans' Bill O'Brien furious at Detroit Lions over failed NFL draft trade," 25 Apr. 2020 On signing day, as in Lake Wobegon, every recruit is above average, every coach a happy camper. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, "Discovering Patrick Mahomes: How one college recruiter noticed the Super Bowl MVP before many others gave him a chance," 6 Feb. 2020 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

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1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Happy camper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/happy%20camper. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of happy camper

chiefly US, informal : someone who is pleased or happy

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