jamboree

noun

jam·​bo·​ree ˌjam-bə-ˈrē How to pronounce jamboree (audio)
1
a
: 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

Examples of jamboree in a Sentence

he was a bit remorseful when he returned to the farm after his jamboree in town
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Word History

Etymology

origin unknown

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 3

Time Traveler
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 28 Feb. 2024.

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jamboree

noun
jam·​bo·​ree ˌjam-bə-ˈrē How to pronounce jamboree (audio)
1
: a large festive gathering
2
: a national or international camping assembly of Boy Scouts

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