Definition of boot camp noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    boot camp

    BrE BrE//ˈbuːt kæmp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbuːt kæmp//
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  1. 1a training camp for new members of the armed forces, where they have to work hard He had recently graduated from Marine Corps boot camp.
  2. 2a type of prison for young criminals where there is strict discipline See related entries: Prison
  3. 3a short course of very hard physical training I joined a boot camp to get fit. (figurative) You can cram for the exam at a one-week boot camp.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: boot camp