candid camera


noun

a small, handy camera, especially one having a fast lens for informal pictures.

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Origin of candid camera

First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for candid camera

candid camera

noun

  1. a small camera that may be used to take informal photographs of people, usually without their knowledge
  2. (as modifier)a candid-camera photograph
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