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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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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Meghan also cheered Harry on during the Sentebale match last July, and both princes took part in the annual jamboree sponsored by Audi in June 2018. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, "Prince Harry and Prince William Go Head-to-Head in Charity Polo Match — with Their Kids Watching!," 10 July 2019 The West Virginia University Bureau of Business Economic Research study says the Boy Scouts of America’s Summit Bechtel Reserve in Fayette and Raleigh counties brings in some $28 million in years without a national jamboree. USA TODAY, "Summer snow, yellow jacket super nests, laundered cat: News from around our 50 states," 26 June 2019 This year big publishers like Ubisoft and Square Enix used the annual video-game jamboree to show off previews of new games. The Economist, "Video gaming enters the cloud," 15 June 2019 Fabiculanan also joins the cornerback jamboree this spring and highly touted freshman Trent McDuffie will be added to the mix this summer. Mike Vorel, The Seattle Times, "Washington opens spring football this week. These are the top story lines to watch.," 1 Apr. 2019 On August 12, 2017, a community organizer from North Carolina named Heather Redding drove to Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the white nationalist jamboree known as Unite the Right. Shaun Assael, Glamour, "The Secret Fight to Save Confederate Monuments," 16 Aug. 2018 Much of the attention at the biennial aerospace jamboree was on still-developing forms of air transport that were widely dismissed as science fiction barely a few years ago. Robert Wall, WSJ, "Air Taxis and Self-Driving Aircraft: Aviation Industry Faces Its Future," 21 July 2018 The program has expanded over the years and now includes sectional and state track and field meets for Division 1 and 2 schools and four basketball jamborees during the academic year. Andrew Higginbottom, BostonGlobe.com, "Bringing special athletes into the game," 22 June 2018 Apopka scored touchdowns on the three of its first 10 plays and rolled to two lopsided wins in a spring football jamboree at Deltona Pine Ridge on Thursday night. Chris Hays, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Apopka wins two in spring football jamboree at Pine Ridge," 24 May 2018

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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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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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