camp [1] NOUN 1) a place where tents are temporarily set up. 2) a complex of huts and other buildings for soldiers, holidaymakers, or detainees. 3) the supporters of a particular party or doctrine regarded collectively. 4) a fortified prehistoric site, especially an Iron Age hill fort.
VERB lodge in a tent or caravan while on holiday.
break camp — Cf. ↑break camp
ORIGIN Latin campus 'level ground' .
camp [2] informal ADJECTIVE 1) (of a man) ostentatiously and extravagantly effeminate. 2) deliberately exaggerated and theatrical in style.
NOUN camp behaviour or style.
VERB (usu. camp it up) behave in a camp way.
DERIVATIVES campy adjective.
ORIGIN of unknown origin.

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