noun in·con·nu \¦inkə¦n(y)ü, ¦iŋk-; ¦aⁿkə¦nu̅e̅\

Definition of inconnu



  1. 1 :  an unknown person :  stranger

  2. 2 :  a large oily soft-fleshed food fish (Stenodus leucichthys) related to the whitefish and found in Alaska, northwestern Canada, and adjoining Siberian waters

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Origin and Etymology of inconnu

French, from in- 1in- + connu, past participle of connaître to know, from Latin cognoscere — more at cognition

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a brief usually trivial fact

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