What does incognito mean?

Definitions for incognitoˌɪn kɒgˈni toʊ, ɪnˈkɒg nɪˌtoʊ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word incognito.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. incognito(p)(adverb)

    with your identity concealed

  2. incognito(adverb)

    without revealing one's identity

    "in Holland he lived incognito as a carpenter in the shipyards of the East India company"


  1. incognito(Noun)

    One unknown or in disguise, or under an assumed character or name.

  2. incognito(Noun)

    The assumption of disguise or of a feigned character; the state of being in disguise or not recognized.

  3. incognito(Adverb)

    Without revealing one's identity.

  4. incognito(Adjective)

    Without being known; in disguise; in an assumed character, or under an assumed title.

  5. Origin: From incognitus, from in- + cognitus, perfect passive participle of cognoscere via incognito.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incognito

    without being known; in disguise; in an assumed character, or under an assumed title; -- said esp. of great personages who sometimes adopt a disguise or an assumed character in order to avoid notice

  2. Incognito(adj)

    one unknown or in disguise, or under an assumed character or name

  3. Incognito(adj)

    the assumption of disguise or of a feigned character; the state of being in disguise or not recognized

  4. Origin: [See Incognito, a.]


  1. Incognito

    Incognito is a British band, as well as one of the members of the United Kingdom's acid jazz movement. Their debut album, Jazz Funk, was released in 1981, with 14 more albums following, the last of which, Surreal, was released in 2012. The band's frontman, composer, record producer, guitarist and singer is Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick. Other notable band members include or have included the singers Jocelyn Brown, Maysa Leak, Tony Momrelle, Imaani, Vanessa Haynes, Mo Brandis, Natalie Williams, Carleen Anderson, Pamela Anderson Kelli Sae and Joy Malcom.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Incognito

    in-kog′ni-tō, adj. unknown: disguised: under an assumed title.—n. a man unknown (fem. Incog′nita): concealment. [It.,—L. incognitusin, not, cognitus, known—cognoscĕre, to know.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of incognito in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of incognito in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking.

  2. Dolly Partonhas:

    I’d feel like a fool if I went [incognito] somewhere and I looked awful and they recognized me anyhow, i’d rather they just say, ‘Oh, I saw Dolly Parton today,’ than just say, ‘Lord, did you see Dolly Parton? She looked like hell.’ That would be the worse thing for someone like me – a big painted-up plastic doll.

  3. Cristin Milioti:

    Every now and then, but you know, I don’t wear makeup, and I wear glasses. In life, I can’t see very well. I don’t mean to be incognito… but every now and then someone will [stop me to discuss the ‘How I Met Your Mother’ finale], the finale was very divisive, but I think that’s because everybody was so passionate.

  4. David Blewett:

    I am very lucky to have been part of the MESSENGER science team since before the first Mercury flyby, i was among the first humans to see the stark beauty of what was once 'Mercury incognito.' I have been working with a super team of scientists and engineers, and made good friends. It will be sad when the radio tracking tells us that the spacecraft made its final orbit, knowing that a tiny new impact crater has appeared on the surface.

  5. Charles Baudelaire:

    For the perfect idler, for the passionate observer it becomes an immense source of enjoyment to establish his dwelling in the throng, in the ebb and flow, the bustle, the fleeting and the infinite. To be away from home and yet to feel at home anywhere; to see the world, to be at the very center of the world, and yet to be unseen of the world, such are some of the minor pleasures of those independent, intense and impartial spirits, who do not lend themselves easily to linguistic definitions. The observer is a prince enjoying his incognito wherever he goes.

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