camp follower


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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
cocotte, cyprian, fancy woman, lady of pleasure, sporting lady, tart, 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
References in classic literature ?
A startling "Hi-hi!" from our camp followers and a loud "Halt!" from an English gentleman in the party checked the adventurer, and then we were informed that so dire a profanation is it for a Christian dog to set foot upon the sacred threshold of a Moorish mosque that no amount of purification can ever make it fit for the faithful to pray in again.
funeral orations projecting from their breast pockets; then a carriage containing the head surgeons and their cases of instruments; then eight private carriages containing consulting surgeons; then a hack containing a coroner; then the two hearses; then a carriage containing the head undertakers; then a train of assistants and mutes on foot; and after these came plodding through the fog a long procession of camp followers, police, and citizens generally.
He gave way at all points, and the enemy marched right over him--cavalry, infantry, and artillery, and the land transport corps, and the camp followers. It had taken eight long years to do it; but now it was done thoroughly, and there wasn't a corner of him left which didn't believe in the Doctor.
Camp Follower is a self-published effort by Michele Sabad (available at www.stevieszabad.com) that chronicles the life and times of its author through the 1960's to the present.
My mother's sister became a "camp follower" of sorts, following her husband, Technical Sergeant Joe Williams, from one stateside army post to another from 1942 until 1945.
A Camp Granada B Camp David C Camp Follower D Camp Goose QUESTION 3 - for 3 points: Which of these is better known as a dance than a sauce?
| DRESSED TO IMPRESS: The Ball family of Gledholt, from left, (Cpl) Nathan Ball, Debbie Ball (camp follower) and (drummer) Josh Ball (11) enjoy the re-enactment group, the 33rd Regiment of Foot, at Colne Valley Museum, Golcar.
Such women also provided sexual services, but Lynn emphasizes that they played an assertive and entrepreneurial role far beyond our stereotype of the "camp follower." They started small businesses in camp, hanging out their shingle as an advertisement, sometimes selling produce or livestock that they (or their soldier partner) had stolen from a local farm.
Novelist Marv Gold pays close attention to historic details as he tells the story of Hannibal through the eyes of his mistress Pilar (a royal camp follower and trained assassin).
For despite early biographers' assertion to the contrary, there is no evidence that her subject ever served as "a soldadera, a term encompassing both camp follower and female combatant" (p.
* What is the relationship of the camp follower to the soldier?
Even the soldadera (the camp follower) that takes part in combat appears "deslucid[a], atras del hombre, perdid[a] en su sombra" (136).