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jamboree Line breaks: jam|bo¦ree
Pronunciation: /ˌdʒambəˈriː/

Definition of jamboree in English:


1A large celebration or party, typically a lavish and boisterous one: the film industry’s annual jamboree in Cannes
More example sentences
  • The party is planning a year-long jamboree to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Scotland's national poet - and boost Scottish tourism at the same time.
  • The diversity of Texas is apparent every month through its colorful festivals, jamborees, cook-offs and celebrations.
  • The symbol of regional pride will be hoisted in the city at 7.05 am as thousands of Yorkshire-lovers take part in a countywide jamboree to celebrate the region's qualities.
2A large rally of Scouts or Guides.
Example sentences
  • The 26 acres bring in extra revenue by hosting large events such as Scout jamborees, caravan rallies and game fairs.
  • Bernard Clark, Southend district scout commissioner, confirmed five scouts from the Southend district joined the jamboree and one scout leader had been expected to visit the Philippines.
  • The Bulgaria Scout Association - which is also celebrating its 80th anniversary this year - has arranged an exhibition of photographs from scout gatherings and jamborees.


Mid 19th century (originally US slang): of unknown origin.

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