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Definition of camp follower noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    camp follower

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  1. 1a person who spends time with a particular group but is not really part of the group and does not have much to contribute to it
  2. 2(in the past) a person who was not a soldier but followed an army from place to place to sell goods or services
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