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
Related Words for camouflageveil, mask, cloak, conceal, obscure, blind, beard, front, shroud, masquerade, screen, cover, paint, shade, guise, mimicry, concealment, deceit, dissimulation, masking
Examples from the Web for camouflage
Contemporary Examples of camouflage
Then, from a pocket inside his camouflage top, he pulled a hidden stainless steel flask.I Shot Bin Laden
November 16, 2014
With an Eastern European accent he spoke Arabic, and I noticed his camouflage Army pants were a Russian pattern.Watching ISIS Come to Power Again
September 7, 2014
They looked younger now than when weighed down in camouflage, flak jackets and helmets.Shakeup In the Ukraine Rebel High Command
August 15, 2014
“By 2013, I had accepted my role as the… camouflage,” Williams said in an interview with W magazine.How Pharrell Williams Finally Made It to the Top
August 6, 2014
He stood, buttoned the fly on his camouflage uniform and tightened his black riggers belt.Short Stories from The Daily Beast: Four Hundred Grand
July 6, 2014
Historical Examples of camouflage
They have been and are the chief criminals, and no camouflage to which they may resort will save them.Government by the Brewers?
But from aloft Chris saw the trick and how the camouflage was worked.Raiders Invisible
Desmond Winter Hall
All that talk about me is just camouflage to save him answerin' my question.The Portygee
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
I unzipped the front of my camouflage suit and pulled out the blueprints.The Repairman
But I am willing to camouflage the investigation if necessary.Cubs of the Wolf
Raymond F. Jones
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]