cam·​era·​man | \-ˌman, -mən\

Definition of cameraman 

: a person who operates a camera (as for motion pictures or television)

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My cameraman during a commercial break would be like, 'You ok? Kate Storey, Marie Claire, "What It Feels Like to Report, Live on Air, Every Mass Shooting in America," 7 Dec. 2015 Tolo News cameraman Yar Mohammed Tokhi, was to have been married within weeks. Laura King,, "Work of slain Afghan journalists provided intimate, wrenching look at country's long conflict," 30 Apr. 2018 Despite his obvious fear, the cameraman would be OK. Andrew Joseph, For The Win, "Tony Romo had the best time calling terrified cameraman's sideline reaction," 7 Jan. 2018 Armed with his movie camera, Hill was apparently oblivious to the White House rules and pushed in behind a group of news cameramen to film FDR slowly walking along the mansion’s portico. James Rogers, Fox News, "Newly-discovered footage offers rare glimpse of FDR walking at the White House," 28 June 2018 Using the newfound confidence of Melanie’s jacket, Jenny manages to snag the cameraman that Melanie had her eye on. Kathryn Lindsay,, "R29 Binge Club: Glow Season 2, Episodes 1-10," 29 June 2018 In response, the police officer caught on camera threatening the children with his gun grabs the cameraman and arrests him too. Fernando Ramirez, Houston Chronicle, "El Paso cop pulls gun on group of children, arrests cameraman," 10 July 2018 As journalists rushed to the scene, a suicide bomber disguised as a cameraman set off a second explosion, police said. Doug Criss, CNN, "5 things for April 30: Migrant caravan, T-Mobile and Sprint, Michelle Wolf," 30 Apr. 2018 The whole campaign’s videotaped by Ferguson’s trusty cameraman, Don (McBride). Noel Murray,, "Review: Awkward father-son bonding lacks punch in modest 'Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter'," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of cameraman

1883, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cameraman was in 1883

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English Language Learners Definition of cameraman

: someone (especially a man) who uses a camera to film something (such as a movie or television show)

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