un·​trace·​able ˌən-ˈtrā-sə-bəl How to pronounce untraceable (audio)
: not able to be traced
an untraceable phone call
an untraceable source
untraceable weapons

Examples of untraceable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, the notes give victims a unique code and tell them to contact the ransomware group on the dark web, a part of the Internet only accessible by a specialized web browser that allows users to remain anonymous and untraceable. Sarah Volpenhein, Journal Sentinel, 14 May 2024 The documentary implies that this is the kind of corporate structure designed to be untraceable. Daniel Rodgers, Vogue, 12 Apr. 2024 Furthermore, the rise of cryptocurrency provided a virtually untraceable way of collecting and sharing loot. TIME, 21 Mar. 2024 There are also reports that Nigeria sought a $10 billion penalty from Binance for processing around $26 billion in untraceable funds in the country. Vinamrata Chaturvedi, Quartz, 12 Mar. 2024 At a time when many businesses only accept electronic payments and many people never carry cash, Wade made a mess of explaining why Willis was handing over wads of untraceable dollars. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, 16 Feb. 2024 The idea is to thwart thieves who know the owner’s passcode and hope to quickly make the device untraceable. David Meyer, Fortune, 23 Jan. 2024 Do-it-yourself ghost guns assembled from firearm components generally lack serial numbers, are untraceable by law enforcement and circumvent background check requirements in place for other firearm purchases. Detroit Free Press, 12 Mar. 2024 The prevalence of untraceable firearms has skyrocketed in recent years with the number seized by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives increasing 1,000% between 2017 and August of 2023. Mary Whitfill Roeloffs, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1661, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of untraceable was in 1661

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“Untraceable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untraceable. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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