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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 The prime minister, who is staying away from the annual jamboree of the World Economic Forum, is considering the idea of moving the House of Lords out of London, possibly to York 200 miles (320 kilometers) north of the British capital. Andrew Atkinson, Bloomberg.com, "Johnson Stays Away From Davos to Push Populist U.K. Agenda," 8 May 2020 Such questions hung thick in the air at the Bayerischer Hof hotel in Munich, where world leaders, diplomats and spies gathered for their yearly security-policy jamboree, which ended on February 16th. The Economist, "Stuck in the middle America urges Europe to join forces against China," 16 Feb. 2020 There should be a pre-draft jamboree for top MLB Draft prospects The league sent a memo to all teams Monday, according to Baseball America, to stop all domestic and international scouting activities. Bobby Nightengale, Cincinnati.com, "Opinion: Some ideas for Major League Baseball to consider during a shortened season," 17 Mar. 2020 Billions of eyeballs on Russia during a month-long jamboree of soccer. Ben Church, CNN, "How WADA's doping ban hits Russia and Vladimir Putin where it hurts," 18 Dec. 2019 One way to help potential high school and college draftees is to hold a jamboree in a central location before the draft. Bobby Nightengale, Cincinnati.com, "Opinion: Some ideas for Major League Baseball to consider during a shortened season," 17 Mar. 2020 Expect a high-scoring jamboree in the land of Smucker’s jelly. Matt Goul, cleveland, "Kirtland ready for new challenge: 2019 OHSAA Division V football playoffs preview," 3 Nov. 2019 Russia hosted this past week’s massive jamboree in the resort city of Sochi. Fox News, "Russia building new empire in Africa: 'The United States should be hugely concerned'," 30 Oct. 2019 Won five of 10 competitions this fall, including the West Bloomfield Averill, Linden and Oxford Invitationals, as well as an Oakland Activities Association jamboree and the Algonac regional meet (by 34 seconds). Wright Wilson, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Free Press Sports Awards: Meet the girls, boys cross-country nominees," 6 Jan. 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 29 May. 2020.

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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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