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camp follower

n.
1. A civilian who follows a military unit from place to place, especially as a vendor of supplies or as a prostitute.
2. One who follows but does not belong to a main body or group.

camp follower

n
1. (Military) any civilian, esp a prostitute, who unofficially provides services to military personnel
2. a nonmember who is sympathetic to a particular group, theory, etc

camp′ fol`lower


n.
1. a civilian who follows or settles near an army camp, esp. a prostitute.
2. a person who espouses the aims of a group without belonging to it.
[1800–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.camp follower - a prostitute who provides service to military personnel
bawd, cocotte, cyprian, fancy woman, harlot, lady of pleasure, prostitute, sporting lady, tart, whore, woman of the street, working girl - a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
2.camp follower - a follower who is not a member of an ingroup
follower - a person who accepts the leadership of another

camp follower

noun
A woman who engages in sexual intercourse for payment:
Slang: hooker, moll.
Idioms: lady of easy virtue, lady of pleasure, lady of the night.
Translations

camp follower

n (fig) → simpatizzante m/f
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     Public opinion's camp-follower he,
The camp-followers committed deplorable excesses; and, worse still, the soldiers found their way, by a guarded door, into the treasury of the Palace, and loaded themselves with gold and jewels.
There never was, since the days of Darius, such a brilliant train of camp-followers as hung round the Duke of Wellington's army in the Low Countries, in 1815; and led it dancing and feasting, as it were, up to the very brink of battle.
I want to be 'all over this one', as a hipster might say, weighing the true advantages and disadvantages, sifting the wheat from the chaff, understanding the ramifications - not just base my decision on the knee-jerk of instinct, augmented, as it surely would be, by the plethora of tabloid soundbites, much less fertilised by impassioned but not necessarily correct rhetoric from whichever camp, or camp-follower, it comes.
Its current revival, which I saw February 28, in the ramshackle I996 production of Michael Scott, included all that Verdi wrote (as some of the earlier productions did not), but slopped over the edges with much stage business and far too much flag-waving (and a blowsy, pitch-challenged camp-follower Preziosilla from Ildiko Komlosi).
Her professional self-consciousness as a doctress and business women is redefined in the context of camp-follower and sutler.
In 1950s, British-trained bureaucracy convinced the then Pakistani leadership that the US could help build Pakistan's army and also other infrastructure, therefore they decided to go with the West and became its camp-follower.
There's a logic about every phrase, and a striking personality coming through too; this is no camp-follower.
The universities, instead of becoming the camp-followers of the society, should lead it from the front, said Khursheed Nadeem.

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