campering


noun

  1. a person who camps out for recreation, especially in the wilderness.
  2. a person who attends a summer camp or day camp.
  3. Also called pickup camper, truck camper. a trucklike vehicle, van, or trailer that is fitted or suitable for recreational camping, or a pickup truck on which a structure fitted for camping is mounted.

verb (used without object)

  1. to travel and live in a vehicular camper: We’re going to camper for two weeks during our vacation.

noun

  1. a person who lives or temporarily stays in a tent, cabin, etc
  2. a vehicle equipped for camping out
n.

1630s, “soldier,” agent noun from camp (v.). Meaning “attendee at a camp meeting” is from 1806; meaning “one who sleeps in temporary quarters outdoors” is from 1856; that of “motor vehicle with sleeping quarters” is from 1960. Extended use of happy camper is from c.1987.

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