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Definition of the adjective campy

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adjective - degrees: more campy / campier | most campy / campiest

  1. providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities
    • example: campy Hollywood musicals of the 1940's
    • synonym of campy: camp
    • similar: tasteless

Alternative definition of the adjective campy


  1. Characterized by camp or kitsch, especially when deliberate or intentional.

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Google previewThe Anti-Dictionary (2002)

A Selected List of Words Being Forced from the Modern Lexicon by Michael Cromwell

campy. Conventional definitions: (Camp) something so outrageously artificial, affected, inappropriate oroutofdate asto be considered amusing; something selfconsciously exaggerated or theatrical. Direction: dead. A marginalized word, mostly ...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

melodramatically and blatantly homosexual US The rest were largely ®campy ̄ homosexuals who enjoyed dressing up in women«s clothes and performing dirty sketches and singing off-color songs. ¦ Antony James, America's Homosexual ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of American Cinema (2011)

by Keith M. Booker

also an offshoot of a television series, in this case the ultra- campy 1960s Batman series that featured Adam West as Batman. Advances in ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television, 2d ed. (2004)

by John Kenneth Muir

Four campy arch-villains from Batman: The Movie (1966). Left to right: Penguin ( Burgess Meredith), Riddler (Frank Gorshin), Catwoman (Lee Meriwether), and Joker (Cesar Romero). spandex, played Catwoman, “the Princess of Plunder.

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Sixties (2011)

A Decade of Culture and Counterculture by Abbe A. Debolt, James S. Baugess

though nominally a drama, was campy from the outset, emphasizing outlandish plots, absurd situations, and comically eccentric villains. It shared a fictional background with the original series but lacked the original's ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Zombie: The Walking Dead in Popular Culture and Myth (2014)

The Walking Dead in Popular Culture and Myth by June Pulliam, Anthony J. Fonseca

The campy and over-the-top gore and blood for which the trilogy is famed is also present in the musical. The first three rows of the production are covered in clear plastic and are designated as the splatter zone, where audience members are ...

Google previewAmerican Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History by Gina Misiroglu

The prevalence of such repre senta tions in films such as Flaming Creatures, an intentionally campy depiction of transvestites, chaotic dancing, and sexual anarchy, met that demand. An important event in the development of the cult film came ...

Google previewBlumenfeld's Dictionary of Acting and Show Business (2009)

by Robert Blumenfeld

Hence, also campy: a camp remark: a campy performance. campaign n. [Short for advertising campaign] A plan and schedule for the release of print work and the airing of commercials for a product. Canadian Actors' Equity Association The ...

Google previewThe Queer Encyclopedia of Music, Dance, & Musical Theater (2004)

by Claude J. Summers

Campy. and flamboyant, Peter Allen was the supreme gay performer, a song-and -dance man with flash, romance, and a sense of humor about himself. A lifelong entertainer and award-winning songwriter, Allen won fame first as Judy ...

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I hate it when people talk about Buffy as being campy... I hate camp, I don't enjoy dumb TV. I believe Aaron Spelling has single-handedly lowered SAT scores. (Joss Whedon)
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Scrabble value of C3A1M3P3Y4

The value of this 5-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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