happy camper
Camper Camp"er, n. 1. One who lodges temporarily in a hut or camp, especially who sleeps in a wilderness for recreation. [1913 Webster]

2. A person who stays at a summer camp or day camp. [PJC]

3. A vehicle, such as a small truck, or a pickup truck with a hood over the back, equipped for convenience while camping out. [PJC]

{happy camper} a person who is pleased with the situation in which s/he finds him/herself. Often used ironically or in understatement, especially in the negative; as, the passengers left behind on the island were not a bunch of happy campers. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • happy camper — noun : one who is content * * * Slang. a person who is cheerful and satisfied: There were no happy campers after the company was reorganized. * * * happy camper informal phrase someone who is happy or satisfied with a situation Thesaurus: people… …   Useful english dictionary

  • happy camper — n. a happy person. (Often in the negative.) □ Fred flunked algebra and he is not a happy camper. □ I am not a happy camper. I am tired, hungry, and I need a shower …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • happy camper — a person who is happy most of the time    Jack s a happy camper today. He s smiling and whistling …   English idioms

  • happy camper — noun One who is thoroughly content or satisfied. I will be a happy camper when they fix the potholes on my commute …   Wiktionary

  • Happy camper — person who is very pleased (usually used with a negative): He was not a happy camper after he lost his licence …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • happy camper — Australian Slang person who is very pleased (usually used with a negative): He was not a happy camper after he lost his licence …   English dialects glossary

  • happy camper — /hæpi ˈkæmpə/ (say hapee kampuh) noun Colloquial (often with a negative) a person who is very pleased: he was not a happy camper after losing his wallet …   Australian English dictionary

  • happy camper — Slang. a person who is cheerful and satisfied: There were no happy campers after the company was reorganized. * * * …   Universalium

  • happy camper — informal someone who is happy or satisfied with a situation …   English dictionary

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