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camera-shy

[kam-er-uh-shahy, kam-ruh-]
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adjective
  1. unwilling or afraid to be photographed or filmed.
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Origin of camera-shy

First recorded in 1920–25
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  • Charity telephoned to ask Jim Dyckman to act, but he proved to be camera-shy and intractable.


British Dictionary definitions for camera-shy

camera-shy

adjective
  1. having an aversion to being photographed or filmed
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