\ 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

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Wilkes was last seen wearing camo clothing with body armor and a helmet at Arrow Head Trailer Park in Auburn, Alabama around 11:30 pm on May 19, 2019. Sam Blum |,, "Police search for suspect who killed Alabama policeman, injured 2 others," 20 May 2019 While often associated with a classic aesthetic, the Tiempo Legend 8 was tested on some of the world’s best players in a dazzle camo colourway., "Photos: Nike Release New Tiempo Legend 8 With Headline Players Leah Williamson and Virgil van Dijk," 25 June 2019 His shirt was gone, replaced with his camo tactical vest from the Army. Bree Burkitt,, "A frantic call, a final standoff: 'Please don't hurt him. He just needs help'," 19 June 2019 There's smooth surfacing on the lower body, and a camo panel looks to cover up a fender vent that will likely not be functional. Daniel Golson, Car and Driver, "The 2020 Bentley Flying Spur Debuts June 11 with Rear-Wheel Steering," 29 May 2019 Alas, once she is seen actually getting on the aircraft, Lizzo de-coated and revealed a more casual outfit underneath: some camo pants and a crop-top sweater. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Lizzo Really Wore Her Feathery Met Gala Look Straight to the Airport," 7 May 2019 Along with a camo hat and shorts, the men's line includes trench coats, button-down shirts, and cargo pants. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Zara Unveiled Its Second Military-Inspired SRPLS Collection," 29 Apr. 2019 Today, camo is everywhere, functioning almost as a neutral, like leopard print or pinstripes. Claire Gibson, Marie Claire, "Why My Relationship With Camo Print Is Messy," 29 Apr. 2019 Some vintage pieces have even been freshened up and reupholstered in fun new ways, like a pair of mid-18th century Venetian armchairs that have been recovered in a Fortuny fabric that proves camo can absolutely be chic. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "This New York City Store Is a Hidden Gem for Colorful, Unexpected Antiques," 11 Mar. 2019

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1980, in the meaning defined above


1980, in the meaning defined above

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