adjective see camp III

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Campy — Camp ist eine stilistisch überpointierte Art der Wahrnehmung von kulturellen Produkten aller Art (Film, Musik, Literatur, Bildende Kunst, Mode, Schminke etc.), die am Künstlichen und der Übertreibung orientiert ist; oft gehören die als „campy“… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • campy — [[t]kæ̱mpi[/t]] ADJ GRADED Campy means the same as camp. ...a campy spy spoof. Syn: camp …   English dictionary

  • campy — campily, adv. campiness, n. /kam pee/, adj., campier, campiest. of, pertaining to, or characterized by camp: a campy send up of romantic operetta. [1955 60; CAMP2 + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • campy — adjective Characterized by camp or kitsch, especially when deliberate or intentional. Stu liked to watch campy B movie horror flicks from the 50s, not because they scared him, but because he found them funny. Syn: camp, corny, hammy …   Wiktionary

  • campy — camp•y [[t]ˈkæm pi[/t]] adj. camp•i•er, camp•i•est pertaining to or characterized by camp: a campy spoof of romantic operetta[/ex] • Etymology: 1955–60 camp′i•ly, adv. camp′i•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • campy — Ⅰ. camp [1] ► NOUN 1) a place where tents are temporarily set up. 2) a complex of huts and other buildings for soldiers, holidaymakers, or detainees. 3) the supporters of a particular party or doctrine regarded collectively. 4) a fortified… …   English terms dictionary

  • campy — adjective providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities they played up the silliness of their roles for camp effect campy Hollywood musicals of the 1940 s • Syn: ↑camp …   Useful english dictionary

  • campy — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. affected, effeminate, artificial, ostentatious, garish, posturing, flaunting, outlandish, theatrical, *faggy. ANT.: straight laced, understated, serious …   English dictionary for students

  • campy — cam|py [ kɛmpi] <engl. > extravagant, theatralisch, manieristisch in der Art eines 2↑Camps …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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