\ 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

Stormi looked red carpet ready in a green and brown camo print two-piece and sporty white sneakers. Kaitlyn Frey,, "Kylie Jenner Steals 'Hair Inspo' from Bella Hadid's Sleek VMAs Ponytail," 28 Aug. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The annual banquet includes a large auction of sporting art, guided hunts, shotguns, camo gear and accessories used in all aspects of quail hunting. Frank Sargeant, al, "Get Friday Fishing Report, plus info on conservation banquet in Birmingham," 16 Aug. 2019 For teenage girls, animal prints, camo and kimonos are on-trend. Mel Jimenez, Houston Chronicle, "Students can express individual style without breaking the dress code," 31 July 2019 The prints include a paisley design as well as a camo and floral motif. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Wiz Khalifa’s New Happy Socks Are Inspired by the “Goofy” Pairs He Wore as a Kid," 13 Aug. 2018 Energy is about eating vitamins and wearing camo socks that cost thirty dollars. Sam Saulsbury, The New Yorker, "New Slogans for Athleisure Brands," 30 July 2019 The streetwear company reveals that the new collection will consist of two drops that include statement custom camo pieces and Nasa patches. Nandi Howard, Essence, "Billionaire Boys Club Is Celebrating The 5oth Anniversary of NASA’s Moon Landing," 29 July 2019 Shoulder bags come in two sizes in solid colors, animal prints or camo-look. Los Angeles Times, "Gear that keeps clothes neat, you cool, and your feet and your dog happy," 18 July 2019 DIY Duck Dynasty Halloween Costume 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 And Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, "22 DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Men That Every Cool Dad Will Love," 10 July 2019 My mom is dressed in tiny camo cargo pants, Birkenstocks, a natty J.Crew polo, and a small under-the-arm Gucci bag. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Living Yard Sale to Yard Sale With My Mother, a Well Dressed Antique Dealer," 30 Aug. 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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