campy

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From camp (an affected or exaggerated style) +‎ -y.

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campy (comparative campier, superlative campiest)

  1. Characterized by camp or kitsch, especially when deliberate or intentional.
    Stu liked to watch campy B-movie horror flicks from the 1950s, not because they scared him, but because he found them funny.
    • 2000 September 21, Hal Foster, “Slumming with Rappers at the Roxy”, in London Review of Books[1], volume 22, number 18, ISSN 0260-9592:
      It no longer worked, culturally or financially, to be either snooty or campy about lowbrow culture; at the same time its mediation of highbrow culture no longer counted for much either.

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