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  1. camp follower(noun)

    a prostitute who provides service to military personnel

  2. camp follower(noun)

    a follower who is not a member of an ingroup

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  1. camp follower(Noun)

    A civilian who works for a military organization, often a prostitute.

  2. camp follower(Noun)

    A hanger-on.

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  1. Camp follower

    Camp-follower is a term used to identify civilians who follow armies. Camp followers have historically been informal army service providers, servicing the needs of encamped soldiers, in particular selling goods or services that the military does not supply—these have included cooking, laundering, liquor, nursing, sexual services and sutlery.


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