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a. Characterized by camp or kitsch, especially when deliberate or intentional.


adj. providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities; "they played up the silliness of their roles for camp effect"; "campy Hollywood musicals of the 1940's" [syn: camp]

Campy (disambiguation)

Campy most commonly refers to Camp (style).

It is also a nickname for:


  • Bert Campaneris (born 1942), American retired Major League Baseball player
  • Roy Campanella (1921-1993), American Hall-of-Fame Major League Baseball catcher
  • Campy Russell (born 1952), American retired National Basketball Association player
  • Lee Camp (footballer) (born 1984), English-born Northern Ireland footballer


  • Campagnolo, Italian manufacturer of bicycle components
  • Campylobacter, a genus of bacteria

Usage examples of "campy".

The scene where she reluctantly performs various aquatic tricks in exchange for fresh fish, while a jury of stone-faced judges hold up signs scoring her performance, succeeds as a hilarious parody of both the Olympics and trained dolphin shows, although, admittedly, the whole sequence is a good deal campier than the series usually gets.

Shaftoe cringes against the truck’s door and lowers his head, hoping that his campy Great War doughboy helmet will be good for something.