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A happy person. More often it seems to be used with "not" to describe unhappiness. It has been in usage for at least 10 years now, where or how it was originated is currently unknown.
"That man who just got rear ended in the car accident does not look like a happy camper!"
by BeckyJeanL October 06, 2005
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I couldn’t care less (but one must keep up appearances, right?)
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The term Happy Camper originates from the quote, "Not a Happy Camper".

It has been in use for over 20 years.

It's origins are similar to that of the term "Touron" which is a cross between a tourist and a moron. These terms began and are currently widely used in the resort industry and National Park Service.

It was in use as early as 1986 Yosemite National Park by employees of the Yosemite Park and Curry Company.
Laura was not a "Happy Camper' when a bear ate all her food.
by Amadscientist April 10, 2009
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Quite literally, someone who is happy doing what they're doing, or has just had a happy experience.
If you're not a happy camper, then you've just had a bad experience.
I went to sleep-away camp in the 1960's-1970's, and this was an old expression counselors used back then. They'd ask us kids, "Are you all happy campers?" to check with us that we were OK. It was a situational rhyme.
by Lisa in MA July 05, 2012
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This term refers to a male wearing underwear (or pants) who has an erection (i.e., the tent pole). A man sporting a "tent in his pants" is assumed to be a "happy camper".

Makes perfect sense now, doesn't it?
by jdiyef June 17, 2007
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Anyone who just got a great deal on some killer nugs.
Did you see the crystals on this nugget? Damn, I'm a happy camper.
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Person 1:Ayyee i heard the happy campers live around here
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