adverb or adjective

in·​cog·​ni·​ta ˌin-ˌkäg-ˈnē-tə How to pronounce incognita (audio)
 also  in-ˈkäg-nə-tə
: incognito
used only of a woman
incognita noun

Word History


Italian, feminine of incognito

First Known Use

1638, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of incognita was in 1638

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Cite this Entry

“Incognita.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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