Incognito definition

ĭnkŏg-nētō, ĭn-kŏgnĭ-tō
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The identity assumed by a person whose actual identity is disguised or concealed.
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With true identity unrevealed or disguised; under an assumed name, rank, etc.
adjective
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With one's identity disguised or concealed.
adjective
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Without revealing one's identity.
adverb
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One unknown or in disguise, or under an assumed character or name.
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The definition of incognito is having a hidden identity.

An example of incognito is how you’d describe a person wearing a disguise.

adjective
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The assumption of disguise or of a feigned character; the state of being in disguise or not recognized.
noun
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The state of being incognito.
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The disguise assumed.
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A person who is incognito.
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Without being known; in disguise; in an assumed character, or under an assumed title.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
incognito
Plural:
incognitos

Origin of incognito

  • Italian from Latin incognitus unknown in- not in–1 cognitus past participle of cognōscere to learn, recognize cognition

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin incognitus (“unknown”), from in- (“not”) + cognitus (“known”), perfect passive participle of cognoscere via Italian incognito.

    From Wiktionary