[ in-kuh-noo, -nyoo, ing-; French an-kaw-ny ]
/ ˌɪn kəˈnu, -ˈnyu, ˌɪŋ-; French ɛ̃ kɔˈnü /

noun, plural in·con·nus [in-kuh-nooz, -nyooz, ing-; French an-kaw-ny] /ˌɪn kəˈnuz, -ˈnyuz, ˌɪŋ-; French ɛ̃ kɔˈnü/, (especially collectively for 2) in·con·nu.

a person who is unknown; stranger.
Also called sheefish. a game fish, Stenodus leucichthys, of fresh or brackish northern waters.

Origin of inconnu

1800–10; < French: literally, unknown, equivalent to in- in-3 + connu, past participle of connaître to know, be acquainted with < Latin cognōscere; see cognition Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for inconnu

/ (ˈɪnkənuː) /


a North American freshwater food and game fish, Stenodus leucichthys, related to the salmon

Word Origin for inconnu

C19: from French, literally: unknown
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