double agent

noun
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

Definition of double agent

: a spy pretending to serve one government while actually serving another

Examples of double agent in a Sentence

  1. He was secretly working as a double agent for the Americans during the war.

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First Known Use of double agent

1935

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  • : a spy who pretends to spy for one government while actually spying for another


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