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

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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First Known Use of jamboree

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 3

History and Etymology for jamboree

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“Jamboree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jamboree. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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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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