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Jul 24, 2012
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incognito

PRONUNCIATION:
(in-kog-NEE-toh, in-KOG-nee-toh)

MEANING:
adverb, adjective: Having one's identity concealed.
noun: 1. One whose identity is concealed. 2. The state of having one's identity concealed.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Italian incognito (unknown), from Latin incognitus (unknown), from in- (not) + cognitus, past participle of cognoscere (to get to know). Earliest documented use: 1638.

USAGE:
"Ancient tales of monarchs passing incognito among their subjects."
Of Magic and Daylight; The Economist (London, UK); Jan 13, 2011.

See more usage examples of incognito in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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