- having one's identity concealed, as under an assumed name, especially to avoid notice or formal attentions.
- with the real identity concealed: to travel incognito.
- a person who is incognito.
- the state of being incognito.
- the disguise or character assumed by an incognito.
Origin of incognito
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Examples from the Web for incognito
Saa is now navigating a new life in America as an incognito boarding school student.Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira Vs. Boko Haram
Kristi York Wooten
November 30, 2014
He said that he and Kardashian came to Florence “incognito” about nine months before their daughter North West was born.Renaissance Wedding Bells for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West?
Barbie Latza Nadeau
May 17, 2014
Meanwhile, the free agent Incognito recently sought help for “severe mental stress”.First Mega-Deal Is Done as the NFL’s Free Agent Scrap Begins
March 12, 2014
None of this makes what Incognito and the Dolphins did any less reprehensible.Richie Incognito and the NFL's Nasty Warrior Culture
February 15, 2014
His latest book, Incognito: the Secret Lives of the Brain, is out on paperback this week.The David Eagleman Interview: How I Write
May 16, 2012
But I sincerely hope you do not impute improper motives to the incognito?Homeward Bound
James Fenimore Cooper
That this interview shall be secret; your Highness be incognito.'Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
They had put on disguises so as to preserve their incognito.
Again, perhaps, they were as much puzzled by her incognito as she was by theirs.Nobody
Louis Joseph Vance
His incognito, which had as many holes as a sieve, was not meant to hide a personality but a fact.Lord Jim
- under an assumed name or appearance; in disguise
- a person who is incognito
- the assumed name or disguise of such a person
Word Origin and History for incognito
1640s, from Italian incognito "unknown," especially in connection with traveling, from Latin incognitus "unknown," from in- "not, opposite of, without" (see in- (1)) + cognitus, past participle of cognoscere "to get to know" (see cognizance). Fem. form incognita was maintained through 19c. by those scrupulous about Latin. Incog was a common 18c. colloquial abbreviation.