This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word open secret
Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)
something that is supposed to be secret but is generally known
"their love affair was an open secret"
WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)
A fact that is widely known, but not acknowledged openly.
Information that is not widely known, despite being freely available.
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An open secret is a concept or idea that is "officially" secret or restricted in knowledge, but is actually widely known; or refers to something which is widely known to be true, but which none of the people most intimately concerned are willing to categorically acknowledge in public.