This rather campy entry?

Hi again,

Could you please let me know what campy means in the following sentence:

a few lines from his first rather campy entry below…

I understand it could mean exaggerated but according to my dictionary campy can also mean artificial, hyperbolic; or of a homosexual. So this is a rather confusing adjective. Is it used often?

Thanks in advance,

Hi Andreana,

The adjective is more usually written as camp and so by changing it to campy, the writer is using the word to suggest it is a bit camp. The words do have the general meaning of exaggerated or affected and are often used to describe a way of presentation or acting that for example when used to describe a man’s acting could be regarded as effeminate. I think the idea of being homosexual is hinted at but it refers only to the idea of being affected.