Definition of camp adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kæmp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kæmp//
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  1. 1(of a man or his manner) deliberately behaving in a way that some people think is typical of a homosexual synonym effeminate He’s so camp, isn’t he?
  2. 2exaggerated in style, especially in a deliberately amusing way The movie is a camp celebration of the fashion industry.
  3. Word Originadjective early 20th cent.: of unknown origin.