Tuesday, August 11, 2009

word of the day: camp

camp  [kamp] via dictionary.com
1. something that provides sophisticated, knowing amusement, as by virtue of its being artlessly mannered or stylized, self-consciously artificial and extravagant, or teasingly ingenuous and sentimental.
2. a person who adopts a teasing, theatrical manner, esp. for the amusement of others.
–verb (used without object)
3. Also, camp it up. to speak or behave in a coquettishly playful or extravagantly theatrical manner.
4. campy: camp Hollywood musicals of the 1940s.


Marcel said...

Urban Dictionary:
"camp 923 up, 162 down

Effeminate way of being Gay. One can be camp without being gay. Floppy wrists. Think Elton John and Jack from Will & Grace.
'He's camper than a row of tents'
'Cher is a camp icon' "

Owen said...

Urban Dictionary:

2. camp 312 up, 132 down

In Multiplayer games, the act of remaining in one spot (usually secluded) with a sniper rifle or other area waiting for enemy players to emerge as easy targets. Generally looked upon as a "cheap" method of gaining kills.

uber1337: I'm going to camp their spawns.

Manawski: Not if I team-kill you first.