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code word

noun

: a word or phrase that has a secret meaning or that is used instead of another word or phrase to avoid speaking directly

Full Definition of CODE WORD

1
:  code name
2
:  euphemism

Examples of CODE WORD

  1. The code word conflict has been used for what some people are calling a war.

First Known Use of CODE WORD

1884

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