campy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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campyadjective

uk   us   /ˈkæm.pi/ mainly US informal (UK usually camp)
used to ​describe an ​activity, or someone's ​behaviour or ​appearance, that is ​funny because it is ​obviouslyintended to be ​strange or ​shocking: The ​result is a ​mixedbag of campy ​humour and ​specialeffects.
(Definition of campy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"campy" in American English

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campyadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /kæm·pi/
(of ​behavior, ​appearance, or an ​activity) ​amusing because it is ​obviouslyintended to be ​strange or ​shocking and ​seems to be ridiculing itself: The ​movie is a ​mixedbag of campy ​humor, wild-eyed ​fantasy, and ​high-techspecialeffects.
(Definition of campy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “campy”
in Chinese (Simplified) 古怪搞笑的, 装模作样的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 古怪搞笑的, 裝模作樣的…
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