Definitions for jamboreeˌdʒæm bəˈri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jam•bo•reeˌdʒæm bəˈri(n.)

  1. a carousal; any noisy merrymaking.

  2. a festive gathering, often including speeches and entertainment.

  3. a large national or international gathering of the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts

    Ref: (disting. from camporee ).

Origin of jamboree:

1860–65, Amer.; perh. b. jabber and shivaree , with m from jam1 crowd

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gala, gala affair, jamboree, blowout(noun)

    a gay festivity


  1. jamboree(Noun)

    A lavish or boisterous celebration or party.

  2. jamboree(Noun)

    A large rally of Scouts or Guides.

  3. Origin: 19th century American slang. Chosen by Baden-Powell in 1919 for use in Scout Movement.


  1. Jamboree

    In Scouting, a jamboree is a large gathering of Scouts who rally at a national or international level. The 1st World Scout Jamboree was held in 1920, and was hosted by the United Kingdom. It was for this jamboree that the founder of scouting, lord Baden Powell, wrote the song "ging gang goolie" because it could be sung by anyone. Since then, there have been twenty two World Scout Jamborees, hosted in various countries, generally every four years. There are also national and continental jamborees held around the world with varying frequency. Many of these events will invite and attract Scouts from overseas.

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a large and lively gathering.

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