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Goto next slide#1: Camp

For this list, the editors who write the Merriam-Webster dictionary selected some of their favorite definitions, and explained why they chose them.

The Definition:

camp (in the sense of "campy") : something so outrageously artificial, affected, inappropriate, or out-of-date as to be considered amusing

Editor's Note:

"'Camp' is an elusive concept – you could write a whole essay trying to explain what it means, as Susan Sontag did in 1964. But this definition manages to pin down its meaning in just 13 words."

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