in·​tel ˈin-ˌtel How to pronounce intel (audio)
: useful information concerning a subject of interest (such as an enemy) : intelligence
Fresh and accurate intel would result in successful operations. Darryl Young
The airlines crave intel on your food allergies, your tolerance for G-forces and your propensity for air rage. McKenzie Funk
often used before another noun
intel dataan intel briefing

Example Sentences

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Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of intel was in 1961

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Cite this Entry

“Intel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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