code-name

[ kohd-neym ]
/ ˈkoʊdˌneɪm /

verb (used with object), code-named, code-nam·ing.

to assign a code name to.

Origin of code-name

First recorded in 1955–60

Definition for code-name (2 of 2)

code name


noun

a name assigned to conceal the real identity of a person, as a spy, or to conceal the existence or purpose of a plan, military operation, etc.
Also called code phrase. a word or phrase assigned a meaning understood only by those who are secretly informed of it.

Origin of code name

First recorded in 1915–20
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