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[kamp], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a place with temporary accommodation of huts, tents, or other structures, typically used by soldiers, refugees, or travelling people.

- the supporters of a particular party or doctrine regarded collectively
(e.g: the change is aimed at accommodating last year's political agreement between the island territory's pro- and anti-independence camps)

- a fenced field or enclosed area for grazing.


Phrases:
- break camp

Origin:
early 16th century: from French camp, champ, from Italian campo, from Latin campus ‘level ground’, specifically applied to the Campus Martius in Rome, used for games, athletic practice, and military drill


[kamp], (Verb)

Definitions:
- live for a time in a tent, especially while on holiday
(e.g: there are holiday parks in which you can camp or stay in a chalet)

- (of livestock) assemble together for rest.

- divide (land) and enclose with fences.


Phrases:
- break camp

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[kamp], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- deliberately exaggerated and theatrical in style, typically for humorous effect
(e.g: the movie seems more camp than shocking or gruesome)

- ostentatiously and extravagantly flamboyant, in a way stereotypically associated with effeminate gay men
(e.g: a heavily made-up and highly camp actor)


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Origin:
early 20th century: of uncertain origin; probably from French se camper ‘assume a bold or provocative posture, strike a pose’, specific use of camper ‘encamp’


[kamp], (Noun)

Definitions:
- deliberately exaggerated and theatrical behaviour or style
(e.g: Hollywood camp)


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[kamp], (Verb)

Definitions:
- behave in an exaggeratedly theatrical or extravagantly flamboyant way
(e.g: he camped it up a bit for the cameras)


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