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Chris -- 2011-03-08
A number of web writers render “cameo,” the word for a small, sometimes hidden/undocumented, appearance in a media event (think about the surreptitious walk-ons of the director Alfred Hitchcock in his own movies), as “camo,” a popular nickname for a fabric with camouflage coloration. Could they be importing the meaning of the latter into the former? Cameo appearances can be camouflaged appearances.
: “Jack Riley recorded a camo appearance for the episode “Days of Whine and Neuroses” as his Bob Newhart character Elliot Karlin”
: “And even Makaio makes a camo appearance ”
: “Wolfgang Puck has a camo role as a celebrity judge in a cooking competition”
: “get phil wallace in as a camo role, sitting in the crowd cheering”