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campy

[ 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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Origin of campy

First recorded in 1930–35; camp2 + -y1
camp·i·ly, adverbcamp·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for campy

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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