untraceable

adjective

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web It had long been considered untraceable — or even destroyed in the war. Claire Parker, Washington Post, 18 Jan. 2023 These days, the 27-year-old rhymes with a drawl untraceable to any region. Jeff Ihaza, Rolling Stone, 16 Jan. 2023 Of course, the rental company is a fake and will make off with the untraceable money in a flash. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, 12 Jan. 2023 The terrorist plot to steal $640 million in untraceable bonds from the Nakatomi Tower's basement has nothing to do with Christmas. David Faris, The Week, 25 Dec. 2022 Their firm will be paid with an untraceable money order, but later that day Bobby finds two men with badges outside his apartment. Michael Gorra, The New York Review of Books, 1 Dec. 2022 Levin then used the credentials to electronically transfer the money to several untraceable accounts worldwide. Donna Sarkar, Discover Magazine, 18 Oct. 2022 Sellers of key components of the untraceable homemade firearms have been interpreting the rule in the narrowest possible way. Glenn Thrush, New York Times, 15 Dec. 2022 But the luxury of quiet can’t be sustained, and the outside world inevitably creeps in through sirens and untraceable screams. Tavi Gevinson, The New Yorker, 24 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1661, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of untraceable was in 1661

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Cite this Entry

“Untraceable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untraceable. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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