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Campers, by definition, are people who position themselves in one spot and stay there for extended periods of time, usually either to guard an objective or to surprise unwary passer-bys. Flamed the most on the ever-popular Counter-Strike. Campers are usually hated on by anyone that doesn't camp because people seem to think that getting a kill while running in front of 10 opponents is smarter than picking them off by surprise. It's sad to say, but people are so impatient that they're willing to call you a camper just because you stand in a spot for more than 15 seconds. The whole reason why people get mad at campers is because either 1.) They died because they decided to try and be "skilled" and ran out into the open with their gun firing only to be shot at by six other guys, or 2.) Someone who is too afraid to look for the camper because of the fear he will be killed, thus lowering his score. Just because someone decides to hide behind a box so he can kill people that pass by doesn't make him "n00b". If he's a "n00b", what does that make you for getting killed by him. If you're good enough to call him a "n00b", why don't you just...check around instead of running past him like an idiot and getting killed, it's not that hard

The gist of it: A group of people with patience and strategy hated on by idiots and impatient 13 year olds with autism and/or ADD.
"It's 1 vs 10, I think i'll camp so I can pick a few of them off first."

Camper's dead teammate: "OMG HE'S CAMPING NOOB"

Camper kills someone

Camper kills admin
by CamperStrike July 30, 2007
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A term given to those in an online multiplayer game (usually FPS) who will place themselves in a strategic position and wait for an extended period of time until a target enters his field of view. The position usually allows one to surprise the target and allows the "camper" to eliminate him with ease. There are variants of this such as camping an item to repeatedly gain its benefits and defending a critical location.

Camping is a perfectly legitimate strategy, but is criticized by a majority of the online community, usually because players get frustrated by being killed in such a fashion, it slows the game down and is considered an unskilful art. Idiots always resort to insulting a camper, who will most likely have a higher score than them. Incompetent admins sometimes kick them and the camper society becomes one of ridicule and resentment.

It isn’t illegal to position yourself in such a way that you have an advantage, that’s smart thinking and its part of the game. Some people need to grow some balls.
*Random moron runs around like a retard and subsequently becomes a campers prey. Camper makes a kill*


I expect the definition to be voted down, but those of intelligence know who is right.
by Daedalus July 27, 2004
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A title given to someone who attempts to protect vital objectives in a game while everyone else goes off to get killed individually because they have no concept of "team."

"I'm guarding the flag, you dumbass. Learn to play."
by the other guy January 18, 2004
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Any gamer who stands in place for more than 3 seconds, or (God forbid) actually croutches. Doing this in Counter-Strike will have everyone on the server hating your guts.
"OMG camper F4G!!"
"OMG fukng camprs!"
by TheFeniX March 20, 2003
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In first person shooters, a cry of outrage at one who was a successful target of a stationary person, usually a sniper
"You expect a sniper to walk around?"
by anonymous June 02, 2003
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Found in online multiplayer games. A camper stays in one spot and waits for enemies to walk past him before attacking.
"You're such a lame camper!"
by Patrick O'Neill October 28, 2002
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Used by very sad and lonely people in online computer games such as MOH. The term used for anyone who should dare to shoot anyone else who belongs to a 'clan'. Whatever you do... if you should happen to be walking upto a door and it opens from the other side.... DO NOT shoot the person coming through... you will be called a camper! No matter how 'lucky' you were, you are a camper! Under no circumstances attempt to plead your innocence, the 'clan' members will gang up on you and get you kicked! You can't win.

To avoid being a 'camper', run around like a headless chicken waiting to be shot by an experienced 'clan' gamer.... who will then call you a n00b!
you god damm camper fag
by n00b_man! July 15, 2004
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Refering to online multiplayer shooters where a person sits in one tiny area usually a corner or the window of a building watching only a small portion of the map directly in front of them. These people get few kills because they never move, but will more than likely kill anyone who walks within that small portion of the map they control.
"Damn these campers dude I can't even fucking walk out of our spawn!"

"There is a camper in the corner next to the brown house."
by Spreed November 30, 2009
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