- unwilling or afraid to be photographed or filmed.
Origin of camera-shy
First recorded in 1920–25
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Examples from the Web for camera-shy
Now 47-year-old Marina Berlusconi appears to be moving into politics—that is, if the camera-shy introvert really wants the job.Could Silvio Berlusconi’s Daughter Take Over Italy, Too?
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May 10, 2014
How difficult it must have been to coax the reclusive, camera-shy Mr. Clinton back to the spotlight.Michael Steele's GOP Enemies
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Charity telephoned to ask Jim Dyckman to act, but he proved to be camera-shy and intractable.We Can't Have Everything
- having an aversion to being photographed or filmed
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