\ 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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He posted up by the pool alongside collaborator Wallway Pack, who wore a safety-orange camo t-shirt, as well as a couple of models with cups full of liquor in hand. Tony Centeno, Billboard, "Moneybagg Yo and Wallway Pack Level Up In Their 'Nothin' To Somethin'' Video," 21 June 2018 Hailey Baldwin headed to Tokyo for the first time dressed in a medical mask, a tank top, camo trousers, and Louis Vuitton sneakers. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "The 12 Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Kylie Jenner Goes Into the Wild, Teyana Taylor Does London, and More," 9 June 2018 Gwen Gushes Over All Things Blake On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Gwen talks about Shelton's love of the woods and all things camo, plus taking him to Disneyland. Sofia Mele, Billboard, "A Timeline of Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton's Relationship," 11 July 2018 Destiny’s Child once again reunited in their signature coordinating ensembles, but rather than cool camo, the ladies stunned in silver. Kaitlyn Frey,, "Beyoncé Brings the Glam Again for Second Coachella Performance — All About Her New Balmain Looks," 22 Apr. 2018 For much of Don junior's life, the hunter's camo he's worn has helped him not to disappear but to stand out, to differentiate himself from his father, the real estate tycoon who never understood his son's fascination with the outdoors. Julia Ioffe, GQ, "The Real Story of Donald Trump Jr.," 21 June 2018 Abloh opted for a pair of camo pants, whereas Skepta kept his look monochromatic, albeit accessorizing with matching yellow sunglasses and a crossbody studded Prada bag—a refined version of yet another raver staple—with a studded strap. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Skepta and Virgil Abloh Bring Back This Iconic Raver Fashion Statement," 11 June 2018 Beckles and Krapcho portray friends with diametrically opposed tastes (sparkles versus camo), followed by Johnston and Luckadoo in a touching father/daughter scene. Patti Restivo, Howard County Times, "In 'Making Advances,' a staged revolution," 14 June 2018 The first draft of its video, which was never released publicly, lays it on thick with its camo-and-ammo imagery and the singer pulling a hand grenade with her teeth and lobbing it at Dubya. Morgan Enos, Billboard, "Before Taylor Swift's 'Delicate,' These 10 Songs Had More Than One Music Video," 30 Mar. 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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