counterspy

[ koun-ter-spahy ]
/ ˈkaʊn tərˌspaɪ /

noun, plural coun·ter·spies.

a spy active in counterespionage.

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Origin of counterspy

First recorded in 1935–40; counter- + spy
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British Dictionary definitions for counterspy

counterspy
/ (ˈkaʊntəˌspaɪ) /

noun plural -spies

a spy working against or investigating enemy espionage
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