\ ˈka-(ˌ)mō How to pronounce camo (audio) \

Definition of camo

 (Entry 1 of 2)


plural camos

Definition of camo (Entry 2 of 2)

: a combination of colors and patterns typical of camouflage also : a camouflage garment or outfit

Examples of camo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective What’s needed is a compact, tack-driving, bolt-action rifle that’s also suppressor capable and ready for a rattle-can camo job. Richard Mann, Field & Stream, "The 7 Best Coyote Rifles for Any Budget," 18 Feb. 2021 Another bonus is the pants come in a non-camo gray option (called Pyrite), as well as the usual Optifade Elevated II pattern. Natalie Krebs, Outdoor Life, "The Ultimate Hunting Gift Guide for Women," 18 Nov. 2020 Its low-profile design comes in white, black, camo, gray, pink, and tan—perfect for any home. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, "Sound machines to help your baby sleep," 9 Oct. 2020 The couple kicked off the night in matching camo outfits. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "A Complete Timeline of Bella Hadid and The Weeknd's Relationship," 31 Aug. 2020 This one also has a 20-inch barrel and is offered with synthetic black or camo stocks. Mike Dickerson, Field & Stream, "The Best Guns for First-Time Buyers," 19 Aug. 2020 Cynthia Wright, 56, picked up a camo-print backpack for her nephew. Rebecca Lurye,, "Connecticut schools will open with a mix of in-class and remote learning, with many planning a hybrid schedule ‘for the foreseeable future’," 18 Aug. 2020 Cut the sleeves off a camo shirt for a fun men's Halloween costume inspired by Louisiana's most famous duck-hunting family. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "23 DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Men That Every Cool Dad Will Love," 29 June 2020 More important than any camo pattern is your ability to remain still and conceal your profile (more on that below). The Editors, Outdoor Life, "How to Hunt: A Step-by-Step Guide for New Adult Hunters," 3 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Arrive at Minute Maid Park in style at the first home game on April 8 with these Astros camo shoes under $30 and pair it with this t-shirt and shorts bundle under $50 to really show off your pride this season. Hurry! Colin Daniels, Chron, "Saving up to 50% on Astros gear is a real home run," 1 Apr. 2021 And her outfit as a whole—Nike sports bra plus camo cargo pants—is serving major Y2K inspo for anyone looking to the early aughts for sartorial cues. Talia Abbas, Glamour, "17 Bolero Sweaters to Layer Over Everything This Spring," 22 Mar. 2021 All available in a variety of nuanced shades, from a cool fog grey to a rich caramel to a distressed camo print, the collection offers swag and subtlety alike. Kareem Rashed, Robb Report, "Canada Goose and Rhude Team Up to Outfit This Year’s NBA All-Star Team," 4 Mar. 2021 Always remember, though, the most important camo of all is sitting still. Field & Stream, "Camouflage Pants That Help Turkey Hunters Hide," 19 Mar. 2021 The medium green and light brown camo provided cover for fighters, bombers, and attack jets against North Vietnamese aircraft diving down on them. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Watch A-10 Warthogs Fly While Rocking Retro Paint Jobs," 11 Mar. 2021 Four camo variations are also available, as well as a playful ripple pattern. Zarah Kavarana, Travel + Leisure, "Amazon Shoppers Say These $30 Joggers ‘Have the Exact Same Feel and Wear’ as a Lululemon Favorite," 5 Mar. 2021 This raincoat comes in regular fit as well as petite and tall, from XS—XXL and also comes in black camo. Nicola Fumo, Forbes, "15 Raincoats You’ll Actually Want To Wear," 25 Feb. 2021 Patients pulling up to Lindsey Campbell’s vaccine station are sometimes surprised to see that their shot will be administered by a woman in Army camo. Washington Post, "The joy of vax: The people giving the shots are seeing hope, and it’s contagious," 25 Feb. 2021

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1980, in the meaning defined above


1980, in the meaning defined above

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by shortening & alteration

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14 Mar 2021

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“Camo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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