Definition of glamping in US English:



  • A form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping.

    ‘glamping is likely to satisfy any city slicker seeking a little refuge in nature—without foregoing any of life's luxuries’
    • ‘Put away the tent pegs, we're going glamping.’
    • ‘After its sell-out launch last year, Camp Bestival won Best New Festival Award 2008 and is back this year with even more glamping options.’
    • ‘Two-thirds said they were more attracted to the idea of glamping than to traditional camping.’
    • ‘Tapping into the glamping trend, the British tour operator has expanded its range of tents and mobile homes and commissioned the Lodge Deluxe to satisfy the desires of the discerning camper.’
    • ‘Even if glamping were new, the veterans would refuse to grant it top spot in the outdoor hierarchy.’
    • ‘Looked at one way, at the top of the pile is the apparent new trend, beloved of Sunday supplements, for glamorous camping, or "glamping".’
    • ‘The industry must try to attract a younger audience by concentrating on niche markets such as adventure holidays or "glamping".’
    • ‘Fuelled by the popularity of "glamping" and this summer's "staycation" frenzy, VW's much-adored combie van is as in demand as a lip-synched performance from Cheryl Cole.’
    • ‘Paul Smith has some fetching bobble hats that fit well into this winter's glamping ethic.’


Early 21st century: blend of glamorous and camping.