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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camp it up
an outdoor fire for warmth or cooking, as at a camp. a gathering around such a fire. a reunion of soldiers, scouts, etc. Contemporary Examples Yes We Could Have! James P. Othmer March 7, 2010 3 Great Reads for Thanksgiving Taylor Antrim November 24, 2009 Israel’s Inferno Fania Oz-Salzberger December 4, 2010 Atari’s Bankruptcy Filing […]
a U.S. organization for girls and boys that emphasizes the building of character and good citizenship through work, health, and love; originally founded for girls (Camp Fire girls) in 1910, it is now open to both boys and girls (Camp Fire members)
to become cancerous; develop into cancer.
to make void; revoke; annul: to cancel a reservation. to decide or announce that a planned event will not take place; call off: to cancel a meeting. to mark or perforate (a postage stamp, admission ticket, etc.) so as to render invalid for reuse. to neutralize; counterbalance; compensate for: His sincere apology canceled his sarcastic […]