su·​per·​spy ˌsü-pər-ˈspī How to pronounce superspy (audio)
plural superspies
: a spy who is extremely skillful and clever
… the movie's shadowy Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division, made up of superspies who keep the peace behind the scenes.James Poniewozik

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Harry Potter prequel series Fantastic Beasts was euthanized after a steady loss in box office receipts and the future of fictional superspy James Bond is up in the air after actor Daniel Craig’s departure. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 21 Mar. 2023 The King’s Man is a prequel to the 2014 and 2017 Kingsman movies that answers the question of how the franchise’s eponymous bespoke suit-wearing superspy organization came to be. Alison Willmore, Vulture, 23 Dec. 2021 The new film also fixed a feud between Dom and his forsaken little brother, rogue superspy Jakob Toretto (John Cena). Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 26 June 2021 That means Prime members can catch up on all 25 movies across 60 years, including the films starring George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton, Roger Moore, Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan as the British superspy. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 Oct. 2022 Standing next to the vehicle is a nearly life-size version of the company’s iconic minifig outfitted just like the superspy. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 12 Aug. 2022 Christopher Steele, author of the infamous dossier, once lauded by the press as an international superspy, is now a man in search of a reputation. Kimberley A. Strassel, WSJ, 12 May 2022 Card 1 of 7 15 years of Bond: Daniel Craig has played British superspy James Bond five times since 2006, a tenure that has outlasted that of any of his predecessors. New York Times, 30 Sep. 2021 The fictional superspy wields Nokia devices in No Time To Die. Adam Speight, Wired, 29 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of superspy was in 1915

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“Superspy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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