Camelot



the legendary site of King Arthur’s palace and court, possibly near Exeter, England.
any idyllic place or period, especially one of great happiness.
the glamorous ambience of Washington, D.C., during the administration of President John F. Kennedy, 1961–63.
Contemporary Examples

Caroline: The Reasons Why Tina Brown January 4, 2009
How Jackie Kennedy Invented the Camelot Legend After JFK’s Death James Piereson November 11, 2013
George R.R. Martin’s Top 10 Fantasy Films George R.R. Martin April 10, 2011
How Jackie Kennedy Invented the Camelot Legend After JFK’s Death James Piereson November 11, 2013
George R.R. Martin’s Top 10 Fantasy Films George R.R. Martin April 10, 2011

Historical Examples

King Arthur’s Knights Henry Gilbert
Stories of King Arthur and His Knights U. Waldo Cutler
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table Unknown
King Arthur’s Knights Henry Gilbert
Fourteenth Century Verse & Prose Various

noun
(in Arthurian legend) the English town where King Arthur’s palace and court were situated
(in the US) the supposedly golden age of the presidency of John F. Kennedy, 1961–63
n.

Note: The administration of President John F. Kennedy is often idealized as an American Camelot.

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