mini·​camp | \ ˈmi-nē-ˌkamp How to pronounce minicamp (audio) \

Definition of minicamp

: a special abbreviated training camp for football players held usually in the spring or early summer

Examples of minicamp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, Curry and Green missed the entire minicamp for family reasons. Connor Letourneau,, "5 key ways Warriors could be affected by NBA’s December start proposal," 24 Oct. 2020 The Warriors remained encouraged with Thompson’s recovery through the team’s two-week minicamp in September. Mark Medina, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Will Warriors' Klay Thompson ever be the durable star again?," 20 Nov. 2020 Instead of working out the kinks over the course of months at OTAs, minicamp and training camp, Lawrence had to cram everything into about a month of on-field work. John Owning, Dallas News, "Film room: The real reason Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence isn’t meeting expectations as a pass rusher," 23 Sep. 2020 Gore participated in the Chargers' rookie minicamp in May 2019 as a tryout player. Mark Inabinett |, al, "Derrick Gore gets another NFL opportunity," 17 Nov. 2020 Simmons, who not long ago was a key rotation player for good Spurs teams, had shown enough in the G League and in Golden State’s minicamp to warrant a training-camp invite with the Warriors or another NBA club. Connor Letourneau,, "Jonathon Simmons to sign in China, likely ending bid for Warriors roster spot," 7 Oct. 2020 Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Queen couldn’t participate in minicamp or preseason games. Jonas Shaffer,, "Ravens ILB Patrick Queen ‘played really well' in win, but there’s room for improvement in coverage," 5 Oct. 2020 Teammates raved about his shooting prowess at minicamp. Connor Letourneau,, "Four things we learned from Warriors’ offseason minicamp," 6 Oct. 2020 Andrew Wiggins is working out with Golden State during its team minicamp. Star Tribune, "Vikings are asking a lot of their skilled-position rookies," 26 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of minicamp

1977, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jan 2021

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“Minicamp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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