identikit identikit  /aɪ ˈdɛn tɪ ˌkɪt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a likeness of a person's face constructed from descriptions given to police; uses a set of transparencies of various facial features that can be combined to build up a picture of the person sought

Usage(s):

  • When his Conservative opponent showed a lack of familiarity with rural Ely, Freud labeled him the "identikit candidate.

News

  • France to release sketch of mystery biker in Alps murder case

    PARIS (AFP) - Police will release an identikit image of a motorcyclist pinpointed by a BBC investigation as the possible killer of a British-Iraqi man and his family in the French Alps, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
    on October 22, 2013     Source: AFP via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I am not an identikit of John Howard," Mr Abbott said. "But where John Howard's policies worked, and they certainly did in this area, I am very happy to continue them."
    on May 26, 2010 By: Tony Abbott Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. Ms Cooper said the towns would involve a range of architectural styles and buildings and be the "antithesis of the monolithic, identikit aesthetic which is too often associated with new housing".
    on Sep 27, 2007 By: Yvette Cooper Source: 24dash.com

  3. Mr Johnson said he would assure Londoners that "their gardens, their views, their neighbourhoods are not going to be dwarfed by high rise blocks or engulfed in a sea of identikit homes. What the average Londoner wants is a house with a garden and a...
    on Nov 21, 2007 By: Boris Johnson Source: This is London

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