Meaning of camp follower

camp' fol"lower

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a civilian not officially connected with a military unit, esp. a prostitute, who follows or settles near an army camp.
  2. a person who sympathizes with or espouses the aims of a group without belonging to it.
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