campy campy  /ˈkæm pi/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities

Usage(s):

  1. The most anyone could have expected from a remake of the campy '70s series was better haircuts.
  2. Almost all of Confessions feels like I Love New York--exuberant, campy, shameless and cool.
  3. Not too over the top or campy, but legitimate.

News

  1. The wrath of Hahn

    He's in most scenes of 'Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan,' but no one will notice that 1989 Lexington High School graduate Chris Hahn plays the title role in the campy horror film until the final credits roll.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum

  2. Facebook is music to some users' ears

    A cheery new YouTube video called "Facebook - The Musical" is on its way to going viral at more than 500,000 views during its first few days on the Web, thanks to a campy crew of crooners singing the praises of the social network. [ BLOCK YOUR EARS: BlackBerry band sings praises of Z10 ] While I'd love to see "Annie," "Bye Bye Birdie" and the rest of those overplayed musicals go the way of ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: PC World

  3. Lohan flick due out in August

    We may need to invent a 13th step for this one ... Campy music! Porn stars! Lindsay Lohan in tears/big sunglasses/no clothes! Yep. "The Canyons," which the New York Times described as "sex and a murder and more sex" in a gruesomely High Def profile of the film's leading actress -- is headed to a screen near you in August.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: MSNBC

Quotes

  1. "It was something I'll never forget," Snider said. "I learned how to play the game of baseball by watching Campy and Jackie Robinson."
    on Mar 28, 2008 By: Duke Snider Source: SI.com

  2. "I didn't want it to be over the top or campy," Morrell said.
    on Aug 31, 2007 By: David Morrell Source: TurnTo23.com

  3. "If he can give us five like that every time, that's good enough," manager Bobby Cox said. "What a fantastic story Campy is."
    on Jun 3, 2008 By: Bobby Cox Source: USA Today

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