candid camera

noun

Definition of candid camera

: a camera used to record subjects in a natural, spontaneous, or unposed manner; also : something likened to a camera used in such a manner

candid-camera

adjective

Recent Examples of candid camera from the Web

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

First Known Use of candid camera

1929


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

an inference not connected logically

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

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

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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