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glamping, n.

Brit. Hear pronunciation/ˈɡlampɪŋ/
U.S. Hear pronunciation/ˈɡlæmpɪŋ/
Frequency (in current use):  Show frequency band information
Origin: Formed within English, by blending. Etymons: glamour n., glamorous adj., camping n.2
Etymology: Blend of either glamour n. or glamorous adj. and camping n.2

  A form of camping that involves accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping.

2005   Guardian 19 Feb. (Travel section) 6/5   These days it's more ‘glamping’ than camping, with the best companies offering state-of-the-art pre-erected tents and luxe mobile homes with ensuite bathrooms that feel like an Oscar-winner's trailer.
2008   Business Rev. Weekly (Austral.) 23 Oct. 19/1   Glamping is likely to satisfy any city slicker seeking a little refuge in nature—without foregoing any of life's luxuries.
2012   J. Fagan Panopticon (2013) xx. 214   That's called glamping..cos the lassies at the VW have candles, and wine, and beanbags all out around where they are sitting.

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This is a new entry (OED Third Edition, September 2016; most recently modified version published online March 2022).