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adjective, camp·i·er, camp·i·est.
  1. of, relating to, or characterized by camp: a campy send-up of romantic operetta.
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Origin of campy

First recorded in 1955–60; camp2 + -y1
Related formscamp·i·ly, adverbcamp·i·ness, noun
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Related Words for campiest

funny, fantastic, farcical, humorous, ludicrous, preposterous, ridiculous, absurd, hilarious, bizarre, nonsensical, comical, self-conscious, stilted, pretentious, crazy, illogical, unreasonable, goofy, stupid

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adjective campier or campiest informal
  1. effeminate; affected in mannerisms, dress, etc
  2. relating to or considered characteristic of homosexuals
  3. consciously artificial, exaggerated, vulgar, or mannered; self-parodying, esp when in dubious taste
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