something that provides sophisticated, knowing amusement, as by virtue of its being artlessly mannered or stylized, self-consciously artificial and extravagant, or teasingly ingenuous and sentimental.
a person who adopts a teasing, theatrical manner, especially for the amusement of others.
Also, camp it up. to speak or behave in a coquettishly playful or extravagantly theatrical manner.
camp Hollywood musicals of the 1940s.
a place where tents, cabins, or other temporary structures are erected for the use of military troops, for training soldiers, etc
the military life
tents, cabins, etc, used as temporary lodgings by a group of travellers, holiday-makers, Scouts, etc
the group of people living in such lodgings
(South African) a field or paddock fenced off as pasture
a group supporting a given doctrine or theory: the socialist camp
(Austral) a place where sheep or cattle gather to rest
(modifier) suitable for use in temporary quarters, on holiday, etc, esp by being portable and easy to set up: a camp bed, a camp chair
(intransitive) often foll by down. to establish or set up a camp
(intransitive) often foll by out. to live temporarily in or as if in a tent
(transitive) to put in a camp
effeminate; affected in mannerisms, dress, etc
consciously artificial, exaggerated, vulgar, or mannered; self-parodying, esp when in dubious taste
(transitive) to perform or invest with a camp quality
camp it up
to seek to focus attention on oneself by making an ostentatious display, overacting, etc
to flaunt one’s homosexuality
a camp quality, style, etc
Walter (Chauncey). 1859–1925, US sportsman and administrator; he introduced new rules to American football, which distinguished it from rugby.
: a camp bar/ the camp scene
: a camp advertisement/ camp clothing
A male homosexual (1940s+ Homosexuals)
Effeminate behavior, such as mincing gait, fluttering gestures, or pronounced lisp (1920s+ Homosexuals)
Something, esp in art, decoration, theater, etc, so naively stylized, artificial, affected, old-fashioned, and inadequate to good modern taste as to be highly amusing and inviting to parody: television’s inexhaustible supply of crash courses in camp (1960s+)
(also camp it up): Malcolm was camping perilously in the blue-collar bar
(also camp it up) To behave in a humorously affected, exaggerated way, esp imitating the acting and oratorical styles of the 1800s: She started camping, vamping me like Theda Bara (1960s+)
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a colorless, crystalline, water-insoluble substance, C 10 H 16 , occurring in turpentine and many other essential oils, prepared from pinene: used chiefly as an intermediate in the manufacture of synthetic camphor. Historical Examples Inventions in the Century William Henry Doolittle The Young Housekeeper’s Friend Mrs. (Mary Hooker) Cornelius Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and […]
to impregnate with camphor. verb (transitive) to apply, treat with, or impregnate with camphor
of, relating to, or characterized by camp: a campy send-up of romantic operetta. adjective (informal) campier, campiest 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 Effeminate; overtly homosexual (1940s+ Homosexuals) Displaying naive, affected, and old-fashioned style: a campy […]
a city in SE Brazil, NNW of São Paulo. Historical Examples All About Coffee William H. Ukers All About Coffee William H. Ukers Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada Washington Irving All About Coffee William H. Ukers noun a city in SE Brazil, in São Paulo state: centre of a rich agricultural region, producing esp […]