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Definition of "camp follower" []

  • A civilian who follows a military unit from place to place, especially as a vendor of supplies or as a prostitute. (noun)
  • One who follows but does not belong to a main body or group. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "camp follower" in a sentence
  • "She was not a common harlot and camp follower but a woman known to the Athenians as a hetaira—a beautiful, educated, and charming female who shared the bed of her sponsor but also served as his confidante and advisor."
  • "Every camp follower we kill will deprive them of the comforts they enjoy."