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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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