counterploy

noun

coun·​ter·​ploy ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌplȯi How to pronounce counterploy (audio)
variants or counter-ploy
plural counterploys or counter-ploys
: a ploy intended to counter or oppose another ploy
There are ploys and counterploys, as each tries to outmaneuver the other. Daniel M. Kimmel

Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of counterploy was in 1959

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Cite this Entry

“Counterploy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterploy. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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