[trey-suh-buh l]


capable of being traced.
attributable or ascribable (usually followed by to): a victory traceable to good coaching.

Origin of traceable

First recorded in 1740–50; trace1 + -able
Related formstrace·a·bil·i·ty, trace·a·ble·ness, nountrace·a·bly, adverbnon·trace·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·trace·a·ble, adjectivenon·trace·a·ble·ness, nounnon·trace·a·bly, adverbun·trace·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for untraceable

Contemporary Examples of untraceable

Historical Examples of untraceable

  • The "garrow" might denote an untraceable St. Garrow or Carrow.

    The Cornwall Coast

    Arthur L. Salmon

  • Their little houses were lost and untraceable in the universal chaos.

    Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 1

    Francis Marion Crawford

  • What if he promised to give him a share of the spoil in untraceable gold?


    Burford Delannoy

  • There is every reason for believing the untraceable Matthews was John Rogers.

    Milton's England

    Lucia Ames Mead

  • He cherished the hope that Zeal had been at pains to procure an untraceable drug.


    Gertrude Atherton

Word Origin and History for untraceable



1748, from trace (v.) + -able. Related: Traceability.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper