candid camera


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

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candid-camera adjective

Examples of candid camera in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Arizona State coach Herm Edwards uses a candid camera to keep everybody loose. oregonlive, "The football season is at a critical point for the Oregon Ducks and OSU Beavers: Issues & Answers," 23 Nov. 2019 Desperate to catch Victoria Beckham on candid camera? Corey Tenold, Vogue, "Go Behind the Scenes at Vogue’s Forces of Fashion Conference," 12 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of candid camera

1929, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of candid camera was in 1929

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“Candid camera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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