glamping

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of glamorous +‎ camping. Early 2006, UK origin, adopted in US by 2007.[1]

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Noun[edit]

glamping ‎(uncountable)

  1. Any of various luxury forms of camping.
    • 2006, “The Glamper’s Guide To Style” (archive), GadgetCandy.com, 2/24/2006:[1]
      Tom Hanks and Sean Penn are doing it. Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie want to do it. What are we talking about? “Glamping– or glamorous camping for those not yet in the know.
    • 2007, Jennifer Gould Keil, “Are you a Jetrosexual? Be Honest…”, New York Post, February 4, 2007:
      And glamping – that’s luxury camping, of course.
    • 2008, Jennifer Conlin, “Camping? Yes. Roughing It? Not Quite.”, The New York Times, September 14, 2008:
      If the eco-friendly idea of falling asleep under the stars and roasting marshmallows around a campfire appeals to you, but the reality of pitching a tent and sleeping on bumpy ground does not, glamping, the new term being used for upscale — or glamorous — camping, could be your ideal green vacation.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Glamping", ads-l (The American Dialect Society), Rick Castello rick at PUNK.NET, Thu Mar 8 20:25:59 UTC 2007