in·​tel·​li·​genc·​er in-ˈte-lə-jən(t)-sər How to pronounce intelligencer (audio)
: a secret agent : spy
: a bringer of news : reporter

Examples of intelligencer in a Sentence

the student journalist asked questions as probing as those of a seasoned intelligencer as the nation's top intelligencer, the director of the CIA should have been more skeptical of the information he was being fed

Word History

First Known Use

1540, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of intelligencer was in 1540

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Cite this Entry

“Intelligencer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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