cloak-and-dagger

adjective

Definition of cloak-and-dagger

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

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First Known Use of cloak-and-dagger

1860, in the meaning defined above

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“Cloak-and-dagger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cloak-and-dagger. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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cloak-and-dagger

adjective

English Language Learners 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

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