Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who covertly supports a certain doctrine, group, or party.
  • noun Cryptography.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An element in words of Greek origin, meaning ‘hidden, concealed, not evident or obvious.’ See calypto-.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a secret supporter or follower
  • noun uncountable, informal cryptography
  • adjective secret or covert

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From crypto–.]

Examples

  • The term crypto-libertarian pops up all over the politicosphere where everybody uses it but nobody bothers to define it.

    from Reason to Freedom - Think for Yourself!

  • The term crypto-libertarian pops up all over the politicosphere where everybody uses it but nobody bothers to define it.

    from Reason to Freedom - Think for Yourself!

  • And this is, again, what I call the crypto-industrial complex.

    Body of Secrets/The Wizards of Langley

  • Tickets are $35, with proceeds going to EFF -- the organization that legalized crypto, is fighting the NSA's secret wiretapping, and that is suing Viacom for censoring a political video off YouTube.

    Boing Boing

  • Known as anusim, a Hebrew word for Jews who forcibly converted, many Latin American 'crypto-Jews' have rediscovered the faith of their ancestors in recent years.

    Archive 2005-08-01

  • Known as anusim, a Hebrew word for Jews who forcibly converted, many Latin American "crypto-Jews" have rediscovered the faith of their ancestors in recent years.

    Archive 2005-08-01

  • But the strongest crypto is gossamer protection if malevolent people have access to the computers on the other end.

    Homeland Insecurity

  • But the strongest crypto is gossamer protection if malevolent people have access to the computers on the other end.

    Homeland Insecurity

  • But the strongest crypto is gossamer protection if malevolent people have access to the computers on the other end.

    Homeland Insecurity

  • But the strongest crypto is gossamer protection if malevolent people have access to the computers on the other end.

    Homeland Insecurity

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