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[kam-er-uh-man, -muh n, kam-ruh-] /ˈkæm ər əˌmæn, -mən, ˈkæm rə-/
noun, plural cameramen
[kam-er-uh-men, -muh n, kam-ruh-] /ˈkæm ər əˌmɛn, -mən, ˈkæm rə-/ (Show IPA)
a person who operates a camera, especially a movie or television camera.
Origin of cameraman
1900-05; camera + man1
Usage note
See -man. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But the little man had not gained his intrepid reputation as a Telly cameraman without cause.

    Frigid Fracas Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • He dropped an affectionate, fat hand on the shoulder of the cameraman.

    Linda Lee, Incorporated Louis Joseph Vance
  • He just said he had been relieved from his duties as cameraman.

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • And she derived a little comfort from the belief that the cameraman was on her side.

    Linda Lee, Incorporated Louis Joseph Vance
  • After that we were two—just the cameraman and myself, with the skiff.

    Down the Columbia Lewis R. Freeman
British Dictionary definitions for cameraman


/ˈkæmərəˌmæn; ˈkæmrə-/
noun (pl) -men
a person who operates a film or television camera
Usage note
Gender-neutral form: camera operator
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