a civilian not officially connected with a military unit, especially a prostitute, who follows or settles near an army camp.
a person who sympathizes with or espouses the aims of a group without belonging to it.
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any civilian, esp a prostitute, who unofficially provides services to military personnel
a nonmember who is sympathetic to a particular group, theory, etc
A civilian who follows or settles near a military camp, especially a prostitute who does so. For example, The recruits were told not to associate with camp followers. [ Early 1800s ]
A person who sympathizes with a cause or group but does not join it. For example, She’s only a camp follower so we can’t count on her for a contribution.
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a U.S. Marine Corps base in SE North Carolina SE of Jacksonville on Onslow Bay.
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