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campyadjective

uk   /ˈkæm.pi/ 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 obviously intended to be strange or shocking: The result is a mixed bag of campy humour and special effects.
(Definition of campy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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campyadjective [-er/-est only]

us   /kæm·pi/
(of behavior, appearance, or an activity) amusing because it is obviously intended to be strange or shocking and seems to be ridiculing itself: The movie is a mixed bag of campy humor, wild-eyed fantasy, and high-tech special effects.
(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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