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incognita

[in-kog-nee-tuh, in-kog-ni-]
adjective, adverb
  1. (of a woman or girl) incognito.
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noun
  1. a woman or girl who is incognita.
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Origin of incognita

1660–70; < Italian; feminine of incognito
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Examples from the Web for incognita

Historical Examples

  • Congreve, when he wrote Incognita , took the drama as his model.

    Clarissa: Preface, Hints of Prefaces, and Postscript

    Samuel Richardson

  • At length arrived the period fixed for the visit of the incognita.

    Memoirs of the Comtesse du Barry

    Etienne Leon Lamothe-Langon

  • The general opinion was that they had found the Terra Australia incognita.

    Captain Cook

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Mademoiselle Madeleine now determined to remain in Paris incognita.

    Fairy Fingers

    Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie

  • He had expected to encounter his incognita wearing her hat and mantle.

    Fairy Fingers

    Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie