I was reading this answer to another question and came across the word campy (towards the end of the answer). I’ve definitely seen it used before to describe science fiction movies and shows but have never had a good definition of it. What does it mean and where does it come from?
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From the Urban Dictionary:
From the Partridge Dictionary of Slang:
And from the NTC’s Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions:
I'd say that Bob and Alain have the two sides of the coin. It involves exaggeration, over-emphasis and satire, but usually with something out of style, eccentric, or ridiculous. In addition to the examples given, I'd add an artist friend who had a moose head over his desk at work.
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