verb (used with object), cam·ou·flaged, cam·ou·flag·ing.
verb (used without object), cam·ou·flaged, cam·ou·flag·ing.
Origin of camouflage
Examples from the Web for camouflage
Then, from a pocket inside his camouflage top, he pulled a hidden stainless steel flask.
With an Eastern European accent he spoke Arabic, and I noticed his camouflage Army pants were a Russian pattern.
They looked younger now than when weighed down in camouflage, flak jackets and helmets.
“By 2013, I had accepted my role as the… camouflage,” Williams said in an interview with W magazine.
He began buttoning his camouflage top, but sat back down next to her.Short Stories from The Daily Beast: Four Hundred Grand|Elliot Ackerman|July 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Camouflage is going to be in every field officer's lexicon from this day on.Frigid Fracas|Dallas McCord Reynolds
The thrill was in the passing show, and later in the "camouflage."Everyman's Land|C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Bartle was straining to follow the train of thought that was lost in the camouflage of Pettigill's flowery phraseology.Tape Jockey|Tom Leahy
The art of concealment or camouflage is one of the newest and most highly developed techniques of modern warfare.The Human Side of Animals|Royal Dixon
This was painted in broken patches of color, much as artillery was painted in camouflage.America's Munitions 1917-1918|Benedict Crowell
Word Origin for camouflage
1917, noun, verb, and adjective, from French camoufler, Parisian slang, "to disguise," from Italian camuffare "to disguise," of uncertain origin, perhaps a contraction of capo muffare "to muffle the head." Probably altered by influence of French camouflet "puff of smoke," on the notion of "blow smoke in someone's face." The British navy in World War I called it dazzle-painting.
Since the war started the POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY has published photographs of big British and French field pieces covered with shrubbery, railway trains "painted out" of the landscape, and all kinds of devices to hide the guns, trains, and the roads from the eyes of enemy aircraft.
Until recently there was no one word in any language to explain this war trick. Sometimes a whole paragraph was required to explain this military practice. Hereafter one word, a French word, will save all this needless writing and reading. Camouflage is the new word, and it means "fooling the enemy." ["Popular Science Monthly," August 1917]