undocumented

adjective

un·​doc·​u·​ment·​ed ən-ˈdä-kyə-ˌmen-təd How to pronounce undocumented (audio)
: not documented: such as
a
: not supported by documentary evidence
undocumented expenditures
b
: lacking documents required for legal immigration or residence
undocumented workers

Examples of undocumented in a Sentence

The company cannot reimburse you for undocumented travel expenses.
Recent Examples on the Web In fact, the state plans to spend $3.2 billion during the next fiscal year on the extension of Medi-Cal to undocumented immigrants ages 26 to 49. George Skelton, Los Angeles Times, 10 June 2024 At Sunday's Las Vegas rally, Trump was expected to focus on courting Latino voters, emphasizing his campaign rhetoric on border security and undocumented immigrants, but the former president struggled to stick to a topic after his campaign ran into issues with his teleprompter. Soo Rin Kim, ABC News, 9 June 2024 So, unpack that a bit, because this 62 percent of Americans favor deporting all undocumented immigrants. CBS News, 9 June 2024 There would be an accelerating shortage of workers for the low-wage jobs that are often performed by undocumented immigrants — from picking crops and working construction jobs to washing dishes in restaurants and cleaning houses and hotel rooms. Jonathan Swan, New York Times, 8 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for undocumented 

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Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of undocumented was in 1867

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“Undocumented.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undocumented. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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