boot camp

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Any short, intensive course of training.

Etymology:

  • From boot in the US military slang sense of “new recruit” + camp.
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We will institute a boot camp for training the sales force in these new products.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'boot camp':

boot campA short, intensive, quasi-military program generally aimed at young offenders as an alternative to a jail term.
boot campIndoctrination, physical fitness training and basic instruction in service-related subjects for recruits in the Navy and Marine Corps.
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