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cloak–and–dagger

adjective

Simple Definition of cloak–and–dagger

  • : relating to or showing actions or behavior in which people or governments try to protect their important secrets or try to learn the secrets of others

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cloak–and–dagger

  1. :  dealing in or suggestive of melodramatic intrigue and action usually involving secret agents and espionage <a cloak–and–dagger novel>

cloak–and–dagger

noun

1860

First Known Use of cloak–and–dagger

1860


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