\ ˈka-(ˌ)mō \

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

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Per usual, no expense was spared for Super Bowl LII’s halftime show – there were lasers, mirrors, and Justin Timberlake in camo. Katie Van Syckle, The Cut, "Stella McCartney Designed Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl Suit," 4 Feb. 2018 Military-issue rubber sandals and 1960s Russian textbooks line the shelves above us; the staff wear khaki-green camo and peak caps adorned with red stars. Peter Jon Lindberg, Condé Nast Traveler, "Hanoi, Time and Again," 20 Nov. 2018 Apparently, Kylie ordered a few PluggedNYC camo pieces and even had tops custom made. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Brand Is Calling Kylie Jenner Out For Copying Its Designs," 9 June 2017 Get ready to kiss your little leopard flats goodbye because camo-print loafers are going to be your go-to, everyday shoe for sure! Jasmine Snow, Seventeen, "Fashion Trends," 12 June 2013 The rest of the collection comes in two signature prints, leopard and dark gray camo. Lane Florsheim, WSJ, "Veronica Beard Hits the Gym in a New Collaboration With Bandier," 1 Nov. 2018 The girls either swiped on a fuchsia or crimson lip tint, as well as faint pink washes of eye shadow, to compliment their camo outfits. Lai Frances, Allure, "A Comprehensive Guide to the Evolution of Twice's Hair and Makeup," 6 Nov. 2018 Taking to the streets of the Big Apple, Bella was photographed wearing a pair of camo pants, her beloved Air Jordans, and a cropped muscle tank. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Bella Hadid Wore Camo Pants and a Crop Top," 13 Oct. 2018 Camo gets a bold look with Lands’ End’s Classmate Printed Soft Sided Lunch Box ($20) in lava orange camo. Christina Barron, The Seattle Times, "The best lunch boxes for kids (and the young at heart)," 16 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of camo


1980, in the meaning defined above


1980, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for camo


by shortening & alteration

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