crypto

noun
cryp·​to | \ ˈkrip-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce crypto (audio) \
plural cryptos

Definition of crypto

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a person who adheres or belongs secretly to a party, sect, or other group

crypto

adjective

Definition of crypto (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : not openly avowed or declared often used in combination crypto-fascist

First Known Use of crypto

Noun

1946, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1681, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for crypto

Noun

(sense 1) independent use of crypto-; (sense 2) by shortening

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“Crypto.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crypto. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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