camp |kamp | informal
- Deliberately exaggerated and theatrical in style, typically for humorous effect: the movie seems more camp than shocking or gruesome.
- (of a man or his manner) ostentatiously and extravagantly effeminate: a heavily made-up and highly camp actor.
- Deliberately exaggerated and theatrical behaviour or style: Hollywood camp.
verb [no object] (of a man)
- Behave in an ostentatiously effeminate way: he camped it up a bit for the cameras.
ORIGIN early 20th century: of unknown origin.