What does jamboree mean?

Definitions for jamboreeˌdʒæm bəˈri

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    a gay festivity


  1. Jamboree(n.)

    a large festive gathering.

  2. Jamboree(n.)

    an assembly of boy scouts, usually at the national or international level, including camping among the activities; -- a term adopted by the Boy Scouts organization.

  3. Origin: [Etym. uncertain. Cf. Jambone.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jamboree

    jam-bō-rē, n. in euchre, a lone hand of the 5 highest cards, by agreement scoring 16 points for the holder: (slang) a boisterous frolic, a spree.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jamboree in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jamboree in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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