Etymology
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camper (n.)

1630s, "soldier," agent noun from camp (v.). Meaning "attendee at a camp meeting" is from 1806; meaning "one who sleeps in temporary quarters outdoors" is from 1856; that of "motor vehicle with sleeping quarters" is from 1960. Extended use of happy camper is from c. 1987.

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Definitions of camper

camper (n.)
someone living temporarily in a tent or lodge for recreation;
camper (n.)
a recreational vehicle equipped for camping out while traveling;
Synonyms: camping bus / motor home
From wordnet.princeton.edu