Adjective "jamboree" definition and examples

(Jamboree may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˌdʒambəˈriː/

Definitions and examples

noun

A large celebration or party, typically a lavish and boisterous one.
  1. '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.'
  2. 'The event is something like a jamboree or carnival with some off-road activities, off-road car shows, car accessory sales, food stalls and information booths.'
  3. 'This year's event featured all the old reliable favourites, including a dog show, showjumping contests, demonstrations and the various agricultural aspects that have become part and parcel of the annual jamboree.'
A large rally of Scouts or Guides.
  1. '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.'
  2. 'The Bulgaria Scout Association - which is also celebrating its 80th anniversary this year - has arranged an exhibition of photographs from scout gatherings and jamborees.'

More definitions

1. a carousal; any noisy merrymaking.

2. a large gathering, as of a political party or the teams of a sporting league, often including a program of speeches and entertainment.

3. a large gathering of members of the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, usually nationwide or international in scope (distinguished from camporee).

More examples(as adjective)

"weeks can be jamboree."

Origin

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