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I love science fiction when it's well-done. I don't like campy stuff. I don't like stuff that's too fantastical.
Tahmoh Penikett

Meaning of "campy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CAMPY

campy  [ˈkæmpɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CAMPY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Campy is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CAMPY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

campy

Camp (style)

Camp is an aesthetic sensibility that regards something as appealing or humorous because of its ridiculousness to the viewer. Camp aesthetics disrupt many modernists’ notions of what art is and what can be classified as high art by inverting aesthetic attributes such as beauty, value and taste through an invitation of a different kind of apprehension and consumption. Camp can also be a social practice. For many it is considered a style and performance identity for several types of entertainment including but not limited to film, cabaret and pantomime. Where high art necessarily incorporates beauty and value, camp necessarily needs to be lively, audacious and dynamic. “Camp aesthetics delights in impertinence.” Camp opposes satisfaction and seeks to challenge The concept is related to kitsch, and things with camp appeal may also be described as being "cheesy". When the usage appeared, in 1909, it denoted: ostentatious, exaggerated, affected...

Definition of campy in the English dictionary

The first definition of campy in the dictionary is effeminate; affected in mannerisms, dress, etc. Other definition of campy is relating to or considered characteristic of homosexuals. Campy is also consciously artificial, exaggerated, vulgar, or mannered; self-parodying, esp when in dubious taste.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CAMPY


bumpy
ˈbʌmpɪ
champy
ˈtʃæmpɪ
clumpy
ˈklʌmpɪ
crampy
ˈkræmpɪ
dampy
ˈdæmpɪ
dumpy
ˈdʌmpɪ
gimpy
ˈɡɪmpɪ
grumpy
ˈɡrʌmpɪ
gympie
ˈɡɪmpɪ
jumpy
ˈdʒʌmpɪ
lumpy
ˈlʌmpɪ
Pompey
ˈpɒmpɪ
scampi
ˈskæmpɪ
skimpy
ˈskɪmpɪ
swampy
ˈswɒmpɪ
Tempe
ˈtɛmpɪ
trampy
ˈtræmpɪ
vampy
ˈvæmpɪ
wimpy
ˈwɪmpɪ
yampy
ˈjæmpɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CAMPY

camply
campness
campo
Campo Formio
Campo Grande
Campobello
campodeid
campodeiform
Campoformido
campong
camporee
Campos
campout
campshirt
campus
campus police
Campus Stellae
campus university
campylobacter
campylotropous

WORDS THAT END LIKE CAMPY

crimpy
crumpy
frumpy
glumpy
hempy
humpy
kempy
plumpy
rumpy
rumpy-pumpy
schlumpy
scrimpy
scrumpy
shlumpy
shrimpy
slumpy
tumpy
umpy

Synonyms and antonyms of campy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «campy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CAMPY

Find out the translation of campy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of campy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «campy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

装模作样
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cursi
570 millions of speakers

English

campy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

campy
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مصطنع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

манерной
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

exagerado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কৃত্রিম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

kitsch
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berkemah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

campy
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

同性愛の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

호모
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Campy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

rẻ tiền
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கற்பனையான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कॅफे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yapmacık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

campy
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

campy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

манірної
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

campy
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

campy
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Laf
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

campy
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

campy
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of campy

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about campy

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QUOTES WITH «CAMPY»

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Tahmoh Penikett
I love science fiction when it's well-done. I don't like campy stuff. I don't like stuff that's too fantastical.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CAMPY»

Discover the use of campy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to campy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella
Campy played eight years in the Negro Leagues until the major leagues integrated. Ironically, he and not Jackie Robinson might have been the player to integrate baseball, as Lanctot reveals.
Neil Lanctot, 2011
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Campy: The Story of Roy Campanella
As the first African-American catcher in the Major Leagues, Roy Campanella made history in his game, but when a car accident left him a quadriplegic, he came back to the Brooklyn Dodgers as a coach and organizer of baseball clinics for ...
David A. Adler, 2007
3
Jackie and Campy: The Untold Story of Their Rocky ...
four games in one day, Campy, true to his easygoing nature, replied, “It wasn't so bad. I grabbed a few sandwiches on the bus after the first doubleheader and I was ready for the next one.”54 On April 30, 1945, Campanella remarried. His new ...
William C. Kashatus, 2014
4
Campy, Vampy, Trampy Movie Quotes
An outrageous collection of raunchy, ribald, and rude movie quotes.
Steve Stewart, 1996
5
Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in ...
Isn't it campy? Isn't it campy? We've got glamor and that's no lie; Can't you tell when we swish by? Isn't it campy? Isn't it campy? Those GIs all stop and stare, And we don't even bat an eye. You'd think that we were shy. Now isn't that campy ?
Allan Bérubé, 2010
6
Fools and Jesters in Literature, Art, and History: A ...
But a campy queen, sometimes called a "skag" or "trans" queen, burlesques romance and glamour, and even other queens. With her humorous observations she behaves as a wise fool or trickster, adding yet another dimension to her ...
Vicki K. Janik, 1998
7
Meet the Real Joe Black: An Inspiring Life - Baseball, ...
Campy had 'warmed' me up a few times and told me that I had good control.” That was a confidence booster for Joe, who described their routine: “Campy believed the road to success needed 'great' control. Each day, at the conclusion of our ...
Steven Selzer, 2010
8
Johnny Podres: Brooklyn's Yankee Killer
Campy used to sit on the bench, all by himself, getting ready to catch, and think about how he was going to work the hitters. He was unbelievable. One time Dressen called a meeting to change Campy's signs, because opposing players on ...
Bob Bennett, Robert S. Bennett, John Bennett, Jr., 2007
9
It's Good to Be Alive
Three-time winner of the National League’s Most Valuable Player award, Roy Campanella was catcher for the Brooklyn (soon to be Los Angeles) Dodgers in January 1958, when a car accident left him permanently paralyzed.
Roy Campanella, 1995
10
Campylobacter: Epidemiology, Pathogenesis and Biochemistry
J. G. WELLS, C. A. BOPP and M. J. BLASER Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. Three selective plating media, Skirrow's medium1, Butzler's medium2 and Campy-BAP3, are the plating media most widely used today for ...
Diane G. Newell, 1982

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CAMPY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term campy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Amanda Peterson: a career in clips
... by Jon Hess and executive-produced by maverick B movie legend Roger Corman. Watch her run for her life in the trailer for the campy romp. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Parma Mayor Tim DeGeeter proposes garbage fee: City Council …
Parma City Council honored the Cleveland Cavaliers at Monday's meeting, and Campy Russell came to accept the award. (Maura Zurick). «cleveland.com, Jul 15»
3
The History And Evolution Of Shark Week, America's Summertime …
... some campy, but all-entertaining programming on Discovery Channel dedicated to one of the most-feared creatures on the planet. Seriously ... «Tech Times, Jul 15»
4
Bible Gets Thumped As Networks Slam Brakes On Ol' Time Religion
But it's a movie that grows more campy (if not ridiculous) with each passing year. In a way, scripted biblical TV series must do their utmost to ... «MediaPost Communications, Jul 15»
5
The Bizarre Case of the Unfaithful Wife and Her "Attic Man"
... drama Man in the Attic, starring Anne Archer and Neil Patrick Harris. Treat yo'self and marvel at the jaw-droppingly campy trailer, below. «io9, Jul 15»
6
Chanel haute couture review: old-world artisanal craft meets …
Couture normally focusses on campy after-dark tricks, like dresses made out of strips of tinsel or thousands of feathers. Lagerfeld had those too, ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
7
TV on Tap: Bryan Batt Makes His “Scream” Debut, Lifetime stays …
revelation, the 10-year-old portrayal of blogging — could this be the new campy pleasure? I hear Under the Dome got there eventually, but that ... «TheBacklot, Jul 15»
8
Janet Jackson's Janet proved authenticity can hold its own against …
On “Throb” that control actualizes as the entire song turns out to be a series of commands. “Come for me,” “Make me wet,” even the campy line, ... «A.V. Club, Jul 15»
9
'Fantastic Four' reboot promised to be a 'multipower slugfest'
However, the trailers have shown a lot of promise by stepping away from the campy atmosphere of the older films, and it appears to blend ... «ChristianToday, Jul 15»
10
Lifetime Renews 'UnREAL' For A Season 2 & Here's Why You Need …
UnREAL could be Lifetime's edgiest program to date — there's nothing campy about this series, and it's committed to a level of darkness that could easily put it at ... «Bustle, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Campy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/campy>. Feb 2020 ».
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