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camp

1. n. something cute and out of fashion; something of such an anachronistic style as to be intriguing. Nobody really knows what style camp really is, and very few even care.
2. and campy mod. overdone; out of fashion and intriguing. Most camp entertainment is pretentious and overdrawn.
3. mod. having to do with homosexual persons and matters. She is so camp, I could scream!

campy

verb
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With time already served, Campy will be out for the weekend or Monday.
The importance of being campy is usually derived from the sexual or gender dissidence of the camp act.
Mr Campy said last Thursday a van ploughed into the wall at the bottom of his garden, with the driver narrowly missing serious injury.
The number of cases of people affected by Campy - short for Campylobacter - has rocketed to 500,00 a year, with 50,000 victims suffering severe symptoms.
R]) CAMPY is a significant addition to our foodborne category because it provides laboratories with a rapid, accurate and easy to perform platform for the detection of Campylobacter.
Sarah Campy, 23, was released from prison in February into the home of her mum, Angela Kitching, in South Bank, Teesside Crown Court heard.
Campy, as he was nicknamed by fans, never got the chance to play for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Though these issues are explored in the film, the result is actually a set of wonderfully funny, uplifting, and campy coming-of-age stories rather than a serious religious diatribe.
The look of the work is borrowed from performance: silent film's overstated gestures (the dead faint, the hand-to-heart shock, the melancholic stare); vaudeville's campy inflections; the stagelike curtains behind which Eva produces her manifestations.
WITH A VERY CUTE AND INTELLIGENT NEW NATTATION PROVIDED BY ACTOR JOHN LITHGOW (WHO NOT ONLY WROTE AND RECITED THE TEXT BUT ALSO JOINED THE DANCERS DRESSED AS A LARGE AND CAMPY ELEPHANT, THE BALLET HAS A CHARM THAT CAN EVEN PERSIST OVER MORE THAN ONE OR TWO VIEWINGS.
It manages, however, to be witty and almost campy at the same time.
OK, it's campy, derived, and better remembered for having invented a whole new wave of sci-fi special effects, from light sabers to hyperspace.
Launched as PREMIER[TM] CAMPY, the rapid EIA test provides for optimized detection of Campylobacter infection, the most commonly diagnosed bacteria for food borne illness in the U.
The campy gays refused to cast her in their all-nude production Balls Out.
Campy, name-dropping and affectionate, with just a sprinkling of ironic self-deprecation, Guerrero is the guy everyone wants to sit with.
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