camo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From camouflage, by shortening

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Noun[edit]

camo (countable and uncountable, plural camos)

  1. (textiles) A pattern on clothing consisting of irregularly shaped patches that are either greenish/brownish, brownish/whitish, or bluish/whitish, as used by ground combat forces.
  2. Clothes made from camouflage fabric, for concealment in combat or hunting.

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Verb[edit]

camo (third-person singular simple present camos, present participle camoing, simple past and past participle camoed)

  1. (informal) To camouflage.
  2. (informal) To put on camouflage clothing.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cāmus, from Doric Ancient Greek κᾱμός (kāmós) (Attic κημός (kēmós)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈka.mo/, [ˈkäːmo̞]
  • Rhymes: -amo
  • Stress: càmo
  • Hyphenation: ca‧mo

Noun[edit]

camo m (plural cami) (obsolete)

  1. muzzle
  2. (figuratively) (moral) restraint
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Purgatorio [The Divine Comedy: Purgatory] (paperback, in Italian), Bompiani, published 2001, Canto XIV, lines 142–144, page 215:
      Già era l'aura d'ogne parte queta; ¶ ed el mi disse: «Quel fu 'l duro camo ¶ che dovria l'uom tener dentro a sua meta. [] »
      Already on all sides the air was quiet; ¶ and said he to me: "That was the hard curb ¶ that ought to hold a man within his bounds."

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

cāmō

  1. dative singular of cāmus
  2. ablative singular of cāmus