Camp Slang: Meaning, Origin, Sentence Examples

Written by Gabriel Cruz - Foodie, Animal Lover, Slang & Language Enthusiast

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(Noun) The word “camp” is not hiking through the woods and sleeping in a tent. In Gen Z slang, camp is something ironically trendy, like a fashion statement that seems odd but is trending all over the world.


The term “camp” was derived from the French word “se camper” which means to pose exaggeratedly. It was first used in the high fashion industry but later on, became a common term among Gen Z people.

Demographic (Who Uses This Word)

Camp is mainly used by the fashion industry and fashion enthusiasts around the world. Today, not only Gen Z people use the term but everyone of any age group and gender who love to express themselves extravagantly.

Camp Used in a Sentence

  • Example 1: Your ‘fit is camp from head to toe. I love it!
  • Example 2: I don’t think I can pull off being camp. I’m not that confident.

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