Definition of cameo
- his cameos and short commentaries on men and manners
- —R. T. Dunlop
- A major star appears in a cameo in the movie.
He has a brief cameo in the film.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: a small role in a movie, play, etc., that is performed by a well-known actor
: a piece of jewelry that has a carved design shown against a background of a different color
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