anti-bugging

adjective an·ti-bug·ging \ ˌan-tē-ˈbə-giŋ , ˌan-ˌtī- \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of anti-bugging

: preventing or counteracting the use of hidden bugging devices
  • Before voting starts, Vatican officials will sweep the rooms that house the cardinals with anti-bugging scanners to detect any hidden microphones.
  • —Naomi O'Leary

First Known Use of anti-bugging

1957

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