\ 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 Available in Realtree, Mossy Oak, and Optifade camo patterns. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, "The Best New Waterfowl Gear at SHOT Show 2020," 21 Jan. 2020 The rifles have a detachable box magazine that holds two rounds and comes in a couple of different grades, either plain black with a synthetic stock or with stainless and camo finish, which costs a bit more. John B. Snow, Outdoor Life, "10 Best Hunting Rifles for Deer," 4 Aug. 2017 Stormi looked red carpet ready in a green and brown camo print two-piece and sporty white sneakers. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, "Kylie Jenner Steals 'Hair Inspo' from Bella Hadid's Sleek VMAs Ponytail," 28 Aug. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In 2007 the national mood was one of ecstatic bloodlust, war drums, and camo-prints, and Dolce & Gabbana ads featured nearly naked models in apocalyptic deserts being pawed into orgasmic submission by cheetahs. Cintra Wilson, The New York Review of Books, "Waste Not, Shop Not," 11 Feb. 2020 Another man in gray pants and a camo jacket was also seen running toward the woman. Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle, "Robbers disarm armored truck guard near Houston’s Galleria, leave empty handed," 13 Jan. 2020 First, there’s its beefy can, which bears the brand’s signature bro-y camo print and contains a whopping 24 ounces. Washington Post, "Four Loko hard seltzer might taste like cough syrup, but flavor has never been the point," 13 Nov. 2019 The Mountain Hunter Country Range has been dipped in Mossy Oak camo and is chambered for the .243 Winchester, which is an excellent cartridge for any deer. Richard Mann, Field & Stream, "Affordable Deer Rifles: 10 Options For Less Than a Grand," 18 Sep. 2019 Her play on metallic suits and camo are delighted to meet an urban oversized addition while still catering to a high-fashion clientele. Nandi Howard, Essence, "Selam Fessahaye Brought Melanin Magic To Copenhagen Fashion Week," 29 Jan. 2020 Will the Space Force eventually realize you don't need camo in space and opt for something a bit more colorful, like Star Trek's love of primary colors? Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "Why the U.S. Space Force Should Boldly Embrace Star Trek," 27 Jan. 2020 The stock is decorated in Mossy Oak Bottomland camo, and a 20 MOA Picatinny rail is included as standard equipment. Richard Mann, Field & Stream, "Best New Hunting Rifles of the 2020 SHOT Show," 21 Jan. 2020 Richie sported a slouchy top, baggy camouflage pants and crisp white Reebok sneakers, while Disick opted for an camo hoodie, black pants and white sneakers that matched his girlfriend’s. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "Scott Disick & Sofia Richie's Sudden Split: Looking Back at Their 1-Year Romance," 4 June 2018

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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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10 Feb 2020

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“Camo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/camo. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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