[ kam-pee ]
/ ˈkæm pi /
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adjective, camp·i·er, camp·i·est.
of, relating to, or characterized by theatrical or extravagant style, expressing playful irreverence or knowing amusement:a campy send-up of romantic operettas.
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OTHER WORDS FROM campycamp·i·ly, adverbcamp·i·ness, noun
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How to use campy in a sentence
Their faces were on billboards, described as “Masters of the Impossible,” and they came to symbolize the campy, over-the-top sensibility of Las Vegas as much as any entertainers before or since.Siegfried Fischbacher, half of large-animal magic team Siegfried & Roy, dies at 81|Matt Schudel|January 14, 2021|Washington Post
British Dictionary definitions for campy
/ (ˈkæmpɪ) /
adjective campier or campiest informal
effeminate; affected in mannerisms, dress, etc
relating to or considered characteristic of homosexuals
consciously artificial, exaggerated, vulgar, or mannered; self-parodying, esp when in dubious taste
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