Definition of cryptogram
1 : a communication in cipher or code
2 : a figure or representation having a hidden significance
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The TV industry seems not to have learned from that AMC’s mistakes, as evidenced by this off-kilter cryptogram from the ABC show Kidnapped.
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Origin and Etymology of cryptogram
French cryptogramme, from crypt- + -gramme -gram
First Known Use: 1827
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Definition of cryptogram for English Language Learners
: a message that is written in code
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