What does the word decamp mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Decampment.

  • Part of speech: verb intransitive

  • To break camp; run away.

Usage examples for decamp

  1. At ten o'clock in the morning, a discharge of artillery announced the departure of the Emperor; and his Majesty left his barrack, surrounded by more than eighty generals and two hundred aides- decamp, all his household following him. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  2. Both are buried at Addlestone; so is Fanny Kemble's mother, Mrs. Charles Kemble, who as Mademoiselle Decamp had delighted French theatres. – Highways and Byways in Surrey by Eric Parker
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