\ 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 Another bonus is the pants come in a non-camo gray option (called Pyrite), as well as the usual Optifade Elevated II pattern. Natalie Krebs, Outdoor Life, "The Ultimate Hunting Gift Guide for Women," 18 Nov. 2020 Its low-profile design comes in white, black, camo, gray, pink, and tan—perfect for any home. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, "Sound machines to help your baby sleep," 9 Oct. 2020 The couple kicked off the night in matching camo outfits. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "A Complete Timeline of Bella Hadid and The Weeknd's Relationship," 31 Aug. 2020 This one also has a 20-inch barrel and is offered with synthetic black or camo stocks. Mike Dickerson, Field & Stream, "The Best Guns for First-Time Buyers," 19 Aug. 2020 Cynthia Wright, 56, picked up a camo-print backpack for her nephew. Rebecca Lurye, courant.com, "Connecticut schools will open with a mix of in-class and remote learning, with many planning a hybrid schedule ‘for the foreseeable future’," 18 Aug. 2020 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, "23 DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Men That Every Cool Dad Will Love," 29 June 2020 More important than any camo pattern is your ability to remain still and conceal your profile (more on that below). The Editors, Outdoor Life, "How to Hunt: A Step-by-Step Guide for New Adult Hunters," 3 June 2020 Smith, who is forty-three and has hair down to her waist, wore an ivory choker and a camo-print shirt. Charles Bethea, The New Yorker, "Would You Like to Buy a Bunker?," 29 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The image shows row upon row of camo-clad and helmeted National Guard troops guarding the Lincoln Memorial, placed there in response to a Black Lives Matter protest in June. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "‘What’s happening is White Privilege’: Kid glove treatment of pro-Trump mob stirs anger," 7 Jan. 2021 The currently popular Cerakote is a great weatherproof finish, and an overall camo dip keeps barrels from getting rusty as well. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, "15 Best Duck and Goose Guns Ever," 23 Dec. 2020 The stock has a four-tone splatter camo finish that is tastefully done and the butt is topped with a 1-inch Decelrator recoil pad. John B. Snow, Outdoor Life, "Springfield Armory’s Model 2020 Waypoint Is an Accurate New Hunting Rifle with Competition Features," 29 Sep. 2020 Color options include black and a subdued multicam camo pattern. Mike Dickerson, Outdoor Life, "8 Top Concealed Carry Options for Hikers, Runners, and Cyclists," 23 Oct. 2020 The camo finish offers a bit of grip, but the stock would certainly benefit from more aggressive texturing to make for surer handling in wet and slippery conditions. John B. Snow, Outdoor Life, "Springfield Armory’s Model 2020 Waypoint Is an Accurate New Hunting Rifle with Competition Features," 29 Sep. 2020 The splinter camo leggings allow for an effortless transition into the autumnal season for Diamond’s fitness goals, while being wildly soft. Ciarra Lorren Zatorski, Vogue, "The Best Fitness Finds from Amazon Prime Day To Spruce Up Your Workout Routine," 14 Oct. 2020 Ladybugs, glitter, Hello Kitty, Batman, and light-up camo are just some of the options. Lindsey Hunter Lopez, USA TODAY, "The 27 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds," 7 Oct. 2020 An outdoorsman dresses head-to-toe in camo with a matching mask. Mark Lennihan, Star Tribune, "AP PHOTOS: Faces meet fashion in New Yorkers' mask choices," 7 Oct. 2020

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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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2 Dec 2020

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“Camo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/camo. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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