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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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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.
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Translations

camp follower

n (fig) → simpatizzante m/f
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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.
Watch out for any recruitment of the more vulnerable youngsters for a kind of auxiliary corps similar to Hitler's or somebody's youth camp followers.
Equally, while fed the Mourinho and Wenger titbits in the same bulletin, United camp followers were told Ashley is becoming more and more convinced the Sheikh is all smoke and mirrors rather than substance.
Friendships were formed between players and we camp followers that have endured to this day.
About six lakh men including camp followers, and several lakh beasts: horses, bullocks and elephants were in this close area for two and a half months utilising all food and firewood in the entire neighbourhood, until the battle began.
It was this obsessive focus on his own narrow interests that made Obama fill 'his' administration with Clinton-era retreads, installing Hillary Clinton as the de facto Executive President of the US, to whom the many Clinton camp followers went to for instructions rather than to the newly elected President.
Muraleedharan MLA demanded an adjournment motion, pointing that some of the junior rank police personnel attached to senior officials -- known in police parlance as 'camp followers' -- were ill-treated and even being used as midwives.
Right from day one, Nawaz Sharif behaved like a king and failed to lead his own party as a democratic and political leader.He considered all his party members, from top to bottom, as his camp followers and not partner in running the affairs in the country.
The big problem is what to do with the 600 MPs, their staff, the press and the scores of other "camp followers" who would have to move out for some six years while this work goes on.
In 1314, servants, cart drivers and camp followers, seeing the tide turn in Bruce's favour, charged from behind the hill and sparked panic in the English, causing them to flee.