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wiretapper

[wahyuh r-tap-er]
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noun
  1. a person who taps wires to learn the nature of messages passing over them.
  2. a swindler who professes to have betting tips or other information from tapped telephone wires.
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Origin of wiretapper

First recorded in 1890–95; wire + tapper2
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