campy

[kam-pee]

adjective, camp·i·er, camp·i·est.

of, relating to, or characterized by camp: a campy send-up of romantic operetta.

Nearby words

  1. camptomelic dwarfism,
  2. camptonite,
  3. camptospasm,
  4. campus,
  5. campus university,
  6. campylobacter,
  7. campylobacterosis,
  8. campylodactyly,
  9. camra,
  10. camrose

Origin of campy

First recorded in 1955–60; camp2 + -y1

Related formscamp·i·ly, adverbcamp·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for campy

campy

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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