undercover etymology

English word undercover comes from English cover, English under

Detailed word origin of undercover

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cover English (eng) (music) Of, pertaining to, or consisting of cover versions.. Of or pertaining to the front cover of a book or magazine. (cricket) A fielding position on the off side, between point and mid off, about 30° forward of square; a fielder in this position.. (espionage) A persona maintained by a spy or undercover operative, cover story. (insurance) An insurance contract; coverage by an insurance [...]
under English (eng) (informal) In an unconscious state.. In a way inferior to.. In a way lower or less than. Being lower; being beneath something. (figuratively) In the face of; in response to (some attacking force).. As a subject of; subordinate to.. As, in the character of.. Below the surface of.. In or at a lower level than.. Less than.
undercover English (eng) A person who works undercover. Employed or engaged in spying or secret investigation.. Performed or happening in secret.

Words with the same origin as undercover

Descendants of under
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