[kam-er-uh-shahy, kam-ruh-]


unwilling or afraid to be photographed or filmed.

Origin of camera-shy

First recorded in 1920–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of camera-shy

Historical Examples of camera-shy

  • Charity telephoned to ask Jim Dyckman to act, but he proved to be camera-shy and intractable.

British Dictionary definitions for camera-shy



having an aversion to being photographed or filmed
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