I am looking for the origin of : Happy Camper.|
Lewis Joplin II
This is all I could find:|
HAPPY CAMPER - "n. a person who is pleased or happy. - usu. used in negative contexts. 1981 in N.Y. Times Mag. (Dec. 25, 1988) 24: It is not a group of happy campers that gets off the bus. 1985 Eble 'Campus Slang' (Oct.) 5: Happy camper -- someone in a cheerful Mood. 'Give Kelley some ice cream and she's a happy camper.'..." From the "Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang, Volume 1, H-O" by J.E. Lighter, Random House, New York, 1994.