Pronunciation Noun


  1. (uncountable) The attribute or characteristic of acting in secrecy, or in such a way that the actions are unnoticed or difficult to detect by others.
  2. (archaic, countable) An act of secrecy, especially one involving thievery.
    • 1877, George Hill, An Historical Account of the Plantation in Ulster at the Commencement of the Seventeenth Century, M'Caw, Stevenson & Orr, page 352:
      [The King] thinks it fit[...] that restitution according to this order be made to the petitioners for stealths committed upon them last winter (273).
Related terms Translations Verb

stealth (stealths, present participle stealthing; past and past participle stealthed)

  1. (military, computing) To conceal or infiltrate through the use of stealth.
  2. (slang) To have sexual intercourse without a condom through deception (for example, removing the condom mid-act).


  1. (LGBT) Of a transgender person, hiding their transgender status from society after transition. C en
    go stealth; be stealth; live stealth
    He has been/lived stealth for 10 years.

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