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intelligencer

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1 a person employed by a newspaper, magazine, or radio or television station to gather, write, or report news
  • the student journalist asked questions as probing as those of a seasoned intelligencer

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2 a person who tries secretly to obtain information for one country in the territory of another usually unfriendly country
  • as the nation's top intelligencer, the director of the CIA should have been more skeptical of the information he was being fed

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The first known use of intelligencer was in 1540

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“Intelligencer.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/intelligencer. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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