intelligencer

noun
in·​tel·​li·​genc·​er | \ in-ˈte-lə-jən(t)-sər How to pronounce intelligencer (audio) ; -ˈte-lə-ˌjen(t)-, -ˌte-lə-ˈjen(t)- \

Definition of intelligencer

1 : a secret agent : spy
2 : a bringer of news : reporter

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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

First Known Use of intelligencer

1540, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Intelligencer.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intelligencer. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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