cloak-and-dagger

adjective
: dealing in or suggestive of melodramatic intrigue and action usually involving secret agents and espionage
  • a cloak-and-dagger novel

cloak-and-dagger

noun

First Known Use of cloak-and-dagger

1860

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CLOAK-AND-DAGGER Defined for English Language Learners

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


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