campy

[kam-pee]
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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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campy

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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