poorly kept secret

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of poorly kept secret

:a secret that has been told to many people

Word by Word Definitions

poorly play
  1. : in a poor condition or manner

  1. : somewhat ill : indisposed

kept
  1. : past tense and past participle of keep

secret play
  1. : kept from knowledge or view : hidden

  2. : marked by the habit of discretion : closemouthed

  3. : working with hidden aims or methods : undercover

  1. : something kept hidden or unexplained : mystery

  2. : something kept from the knowledge of others or shared only confidentially with a few

  3. : a method, formula, or process used in an art or operation and divulged only to those of one's own company or craft : trade secret


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