Origin of identikitfrom Identi-Kit, trademark for a set of transparencies depicting types of noses, eyes, and the like that can be combined variously to form a composite face from identi(fication) + kit
The definition of identikit is various pictures or qualities put together with the help of an eye witness to a crime as a way to create a picture of a suspected criminal.
An example of identikit used as an adjective is an identikit drawing which is a combination of nose, cheeks, hair, lip and eye characteristics, combined to depict a suspected robber.
like or suggesting a composite picture, as of traits or qualities arbitrarily put together to form a type: an identikit lawyer
- a picture of a person, reconstructed from strips showing facial features selected to match witnesses' descriptions; used by the police to build a likeness of a person sought for a crime
- A general description for a composite sketch generated by a sketch artist, software, or a box of facial features on transparent foils that police officers and other public service professionals use to create a likeness of a person from a witness description.
- (informal, chiefly derogatory) Indistinguishable from each other.