jam·​bo·​ree | \ ˌjam-bə-ˈrē How to pronounce jamboree (audio) \

Definition of jamboree

1a : a large festive gathering
b : a national or international camping assembly of Boy Scouts
2 : a long mixed program of entertainment
3 : a noisy or unrestrained carouse

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he was a bit remorseful when he returned to the farm after his jamboree in town
Recent Examples on the Web But a jamboree of new founders will also be building prototypes, assembling pitch decks, and signing their first term sheets. Steve Vassallo, Forbes, "Party Of Startups," 8 Apr. 2021 The football team will not be permitted to participate in a spring game or jamboree in the spring of 2021. J.c. Carnahan, orlandosentinel.com, "FHSAA penalizes Wekiva following football playoff game melee," 3 Dec. 2020 For the past eight years, Faena has kicked off Miami Art Week—the umbrella term for the fetes and events surrounding Art Basel Miami Beach—with a big splashy jamboree on the beach. Neil Vazquez, Town & Country, "When Art Basel Went Virtual, Artist Alexandre Arrechea Hit the Beach," 2 Dec. 2020 Vanags hugged his assistant coaches, then took a look at the on-field jamboree almost in disbelief. Shelby Dermer, The Enquirer, "High school boys soccer: Mariemont captures DIII state championship with win over Mooney," 14 Nov. 2020 Hurricane Katrina devastated the old Hannan campus in St. Bernard Parish, leaving the Hawks with only a scrimmage against Riverside and a jamboree against Shaw. Chris Dabe, NOLA.com, "‘Parallels are eerie’: Hannan football players show coach what could have been," 4 Nov. 2020 Reese recalled how, when Booker T. Washington didn’t yet have a varsity program, Newman coach Nelson Stewart graciously let his team be part of a preseason jamboree. Chris Dabe, NOLA.com, "Dabe: Booker T. Washington’s ascending football program worthy of ESPN2 billing," 15 Oct. 2020 Romeo recently hosted the Macomb Area Conference Red Division jamboree, but had to hold the meet over two days, one gender at a time, after drawing up a new course on its school grounds. Wright Wilson, Detroit Free Press, "Changes coming to Michigan high school cross country championships," 2 Oct. 2020 The accompanying festival included 700 youth and amateur participants with more than 50 hours of live hockey, a Mites jamboree, youth tournament and showcase games for high school and prep school boys and girls. Dom Amore, courant.com, "SNY Connecticut Ice hockey event canceled for 2021, set to reunite UConn, Yale, Quinnipiac and Sacred Heart in 2022-23," 1 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of jamboree

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 3

History and Etymology for jamboree

origin unknown

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The first known use of jamboree was in 1861

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“Jamboree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jamboree. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of jamboree

: a large party or celebration with music and entertainment
: a large gathering of Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts


jam·​bo·​ree | \ ˌjam-bə-ˈrē How to pronounce jamboree (audio) \

Kids Definition of jamboree

1 : a large party or celebration
2 : a national or international camping assembly of Boy Scouts

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