jamboree 1866, represented as typical of American English, perhaps from JAM (Cf. jam) (n.) on pattern of shivaree [Barnhart]. For the second element, Weekley suggests Fr. bourree, a kind of rustic dance. Klein thinks the whole thing is of Hindu origin (but he credits its introduction to English, mistakenly, to Kipling). Boy Scouts use is from 1920. Noted earlier as a term in cribbage:
Jamboree signifies the combination of the five highest cards, as, for example, the two Bowers [jacks], Ace, King, and Queen of trumps in one hand, which entitles the holder to count sixteen points. The holder of such a hand, simply announces the fact, as no play is necessary; but should he play the hand as a Jambone, he can count only eight points, whereas he could count sixteen if he played it, or announced it as a Jamboree. ["The American Hoyle," New York, 1864]

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  • jamboree — JAMBORÉE s.f. (În trecut) Reuniune făcută în tabără a unor organizaţii de cercetaşi (din mai multe ţări). [< fr., engl. jamboree]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 11.05.2005. Sursa: DN  JAMBORÉE s. f. 1. reuniune în tabără a unor organizaţii de… …   Dicționar Român

  • Jamboree — Jam bo*ree , n. [Etym. uncertain. Cf. {Jambone}.] 1. A noisy or unrestrained carousal or frolic; a spree. [Slang] Kipling. A Calcutta made pony cart had been standing in front of the manager s bungalow when Raja Singh started on his jamboree. W.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jamboree — m DEFINICIJA v. džembori …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • jamboree — [n] noisy celebration bash*, blowout*, ceremony, convention, festival, gathering, hoopla, jubilee, party, rally, revelry, shindig, wingding*; concept 377 …   New thesaurus

  • jamboree — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 7}}[wym. dżembori] {{/stl 7}}{{stl 8}}rz. n ndm {{/stl 8}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}{{stl 12}}1. {{/stl 12}}{{stl 7}} międzynarodowe spotkanie muzyków, turystów itp. {{/stl 7}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}{{stl 12}}2. {{/stl 12}}{{stl 7}}… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

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  • Jamboree — Das Wort Jamboree (englisch) wird international als Bezeichnung für Pfadfindergroßlager verwendet. Außerhalb der Pfadfinderbewegung wird der Begriff auch für Tanz und Musikveranstaltungen verwendet, wie dem „Summer Jamboree“ in Senigallia,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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