incognitos

incognito

[in-kog-nee-toh, in-kog-ni-toh]
adjective
1.
having one's identity concealed, as under an assumed name, especially to avoid notice or formal attentions.
adverb
2.
with the real identity concealed: to travel incognito.
noun, plural incognitos for 3, 5.
3.
a person who is incognito.
4.
the state of being incognito.
5.
the disguise or character assumed by an incognito.

Origin:
1630–40; < Italian < Latin incognitus unknown, equivalent to in- in-3 + cognitus, past participle of cognōscere to get to know; see cognition, know1


1. disguised, undisclosed, unidentified.
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incognito (ˌɪnkɒɡˈniːtəʊ, ɪnˈkɒɡnɪtəʊ)
 
adv, —adj
1.  under an assumed name or appearance; in disguise
 
n , -tos
2.  a person who is incognito
3.  the assumed name or disguise of such a person
 
[C17: from Italian, from Latin incognitus unknown, from in-1 + cognitus known]

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incognito
1649, from It. incognito "unknown," especially in connection with traveling, from L. incognitus "unknown," from in- "not" + cognitus, pp. of cognoscere "to get to know" (see cognizance). Fem. form incognita was maintained through 19c. by those scrupulous about Latin.
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