According to the Canadian Oxford Dictionary

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According to the Canadian Oxford Dictionary

Bài gửi  taixyz1992 on Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:56 pm

According to the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, the etymology is "19th century, origin unknown". Poet Robert W. Service used the term well before the first Scouting jamboree. It appears in the poem "Athabaska Dick" in his Rhymes of a Rolling Stone, which was published in 1912. At the time, the word meant a rowdy, boisterous gathering.

Baden-Powell was once asked why he choose "jamboree". He replied, "What else would you call it?", a response that makes sense if the word already means a boisterous gathering.

Nonetheless, it is popularly believed within the Scout Movement that the word was coined by Baden-Powell. It is said that the word has several possible origins, ranging from Hindi to Swahili to Native American dialects. It is also said that the word is related to corroboree, an Australian Aboriginal term for any noisy, late-night gathering or disturbance.


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