adj. being so extreme that it has an amusing and perversely sophisticated appeal.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is considered very campy, particularly to those in my generation.
“Camp” n. or “Campy” adj. refers to intentionally exaggerated thematic or genre elements, especially in television and motion picture mediums. “Camp” style willfully over-emphasizes certain elements of the genre or theme, creating an almost self-satirical milieu. Some of the most popular examples include the James Bond
films (exaggeration of espionage activities) and the original Batman
series starring Adam West
Because it strives for satire, intentional camp is likely to have a sophisticated cult following, consisting of the people who "get it." See, for example, the remarks of Mystery Science Theater
's Joel Hodgson: "The right people will get it!"
I hated the TV show Alias until I realized how campy it was! Now I think it's great!
adj. overacted or exaggerated (sometimes purposely), kitschy
The move "Fifth Element" was too campy for me.
campy adj. = cheesy + awesomeness. frequently used to describe B horror movies that have achieved cult status.
Sam Raimi's Evil Dead II has long been one of my favorite, campy B-grade horror movies of all time
Something that is completely cliche and artificial and exaggerated, as if ripped straight from a movie. Usually (but not always) "campy" is used to describe dialog that sounds cheesy and scripted.
Person A: Thank you so much!
Person B: Any decent person would have done it.
Person A: Then I don't know any decent people.
Person B: You do now.
Person A: Wow... that was so campy.
A nickname for Campagnolo, the finest bike components ever to grace a bicycle.
I spent mucho dolares for my Campy Record group.
n. nickname for the coolest kid ever named Campanella; given to him in 7th grade by a kid who called himself "G-Man Lubanskizzle"
Campy is the coolest kid ever