psyops

plural noun, often attributive
psy·​ops | \ ˈsī-ˌäps How to pronounce psyops (audio) \

Definition of psyops

: military operations usually aimed at influencing the enemy's state of mind through noncombative means (such as distribution of leaflets)

Examples of psyops in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Staggs knew him as Jason Hearns, who was released from the psyops program for being psychologically unfit. Sara Netzley, EW.com, 20 Sep. 2022

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First Known Use of psyops

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for psyops

psychological operations

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Last Updated

25 Sep 2022

Cite this Entry

“Psyops.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psyops. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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