cryptogram

[ krip-tuh-gram ]
/ ˈkrɪp təˌgræm /

noun

a message or writing in code or cipher; cryptograph.
an occult symbol or representation.

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Origin of cryptogram

First recorded in 1875–80; crypto- + -gram1

OTHER WORDS FROM cryptogram

cryp·to·gram·mic, cryp·to·gram·mat·ic [krip-tuh-gruh-mat-ik], /ˌkrɪp tə grəˈmæt ɪk/, cryp·to·gram·mat·i·cal, adjectivecryp·to·gram·ma·tist, noun
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