American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A noisy celebration.
- n. A large assembly, often international, especially of Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts.
- n. A mass gathering or assembly, as of a political party or association.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A carousal; a noisy drinking-bout; a spree; hence, any noisy merrymaking.
- n. In the game of euchre, a lone hand containing the five highest cards and counting the holder 16 points, played by agreement.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Slang A noisy or unrestrained carousal or frolic; a spree.
- n. a large festive gathering.
- n. an assembly of boy scouts, usually at the national or international level, including camping among the activities; -- a term adopted by the Boy Scouts organization.
- n. a gay festivity
- Unknown 19th century American slang. Chosen by Baden-Powell in 1919 for use in Scout Movement. (Wiktionary)
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“(The term jamboree, according to the official Boy Scout etymology, was coined by Boy Scouts founder Lord Robert Baden-Powell to mean a gathering of Scouts.)”
“Toronto's huge literary jamboree is both aggressively international and fiercely Canadian”
“Canada hopes to participate this coming summer in the second American jamboree, which is being held in historic Valley Forge.”
“A jamboree is a glorified practice, a chance to play another team without counting the result as a victory or a defeat.”
“Included at the jamboree will be the I.C.E. Tour Family Fan Fest.”
“FREDERICKTOWN - For the past 32 years, the tomato show has been the venue to end the summer season with a blast, and highlighting the jamboree is the Little Miss Tomato Contest.”
“Talbott said the jamboree is a celebration of rugged individualism that manifests itself in the way a person steps up to a challenge, as well as athletic prowess.”
“Colinette's "jamboree" has most in one yarn I think ?”
“Beginning with the "jamboree," which came off quite in accordance with Calderwell's prophecies, Arkwright spent the most of such time as was not given to his professional duties in deliberately cultivating the society of Bertram and his friends.”
“But the last time I saw him he was on a "jamboree," or spree, and killed his unfortunate horse by tying it up without feeding it or giving it water while he was drinking or drunk, and so he did not make his usual trip.”
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