[in-kog-nee-toh, in-kog-ni-toh] /ˌɪn kɒgˈni toʊ, ɪnˈkɒg nɪˌtoʊ/

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.
noun, plural incognitos for 3, 5.
a person who is incognito.
the state of being incognito.
the disguise or character assumed by an incognito.
/ˌɪnkɒɡˈniːtəʊ; ɪnˈkɒɡnɪtəʊ/
adverb, adjective (postpositive)
under an assumed name or appearance; in disguise
noun (pl) -tos
a person who is incognito
the assumed name or disguise of such a person

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.


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