\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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 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, "11 DIY Men’s Halloween Costumes Every Cool Dad Will Appreciate," 1 Aug. 2018 Kendall Jenner took a woodsier approach by the lake, sporting a crop top, jeans, and Yeezy camo boots. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "How to Dress Like a Model on Vacation, From Bella Hadid to Emily Ratajkowski," 23 July 2018 Asus’ unusual design strategy with the Scar II goes beyond printing camo on the palm rest. Stefan Etienne, The Verge, "Asus Strix Scar II review: lights, camo, action," 17 July 2018 His camo print is especially effective on a sports-inflected parka, intended for the street, not the slopes. Vogue, "From Mongolia, House of Od Offers Streetwear for Clued-In Types the World Over," 14 Jan. 2018 His outfit choice was a questionable camo blazer with fringe, complete with a graphic button down. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Justin Timberlake's 2018 Super Bowl Halftime Performance: See the Best Reactions," 4 Feb. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'camo.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about camo

Dictionary Entries near camo








Statistics for camo

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for camo

The first known use of camo was in 1980

See more words from the same year

Comments on camo

What made you want to look up camo? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


by force of circumstances

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!