WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
jam•bo•ree /ˌdʒæmbəˈri/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  -rees. 
  1. a party;
    any merrymaking.
  2. a large social gathering, often including speeches and entertainment.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
jam•bo•ree  ( jam′bə rē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a carousal;
    any noisy merrymaking.
  2. a large gathering, as of a political party or the teams of a sporting league, often including a program of speeches and entertainment.
  3. a large gathering of members of the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, usually nationwide or international in scope (distinguished from camporee).
  • apparently blend of, blended jabber and shivaree, with m from jam1 crowd 1860–65, American.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

jamboree /ˌdʒæmbəˈriː/ n
  1. a large and often international gathering of Scouts
  2. a party or spree
Etymology: 19th Century: of uncertain origin



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