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English

Etymology

Via Old French, ultimately from Latin campus.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
camp

Plural
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  1. An outdoor place acting as temporary accommodation in tents or other temporary structures.
  2. An organised event, often taking place in tents or temporary accommodation.
  3. A base of a military group, not necessarily temporary.
  4. A group of people with the same ideals or political leanings, strongly supported.
  5. An affected, exaggerated or intentionally tasteless style.

Translations

Adjective

camp (comparative camper, superlative campest)

  1. Theatrical; making exaggerated gestures.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Ostentatiously effeminate.
  3. Intentionally tasteless or vulgar, self-parodying.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to camp

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to camp (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To live in a tent or similar temporary accommodation.
    We're planning to camp in the field until Sunday.
  2. (video games) To stay in an advantageous location in a video game, such as next to a power-up's spawning point or to guard an area.
    The easiest way to win on this map is to camp the double damage.
    Go and camp the flag for the win.
  3. To behave in a camp manner.
    Don't camp up your performance of Malvolio in Twelfth Night this time.
  4. (gay slang) To troll for sexual partners.
    Looks like he's going to camp for some hot bois tonight.
  5. (gay slang) To chat up a guy in the hopes of getting him into bed.
    You should camp that cute guy.

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Old English

Etymology

Latin campus

Noun

camp m. or n.

  1. combat

Noun

camp n.

  1. an enclosed piece of land

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