counterspy

[koun-ter-spahy]

noun, plural coun·ter·spies.

a spy active in counterespionage.

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Nearby words

  1. countershaft,
  2. countershock,
  3. countersign,
  4. countersignature,
  5. countersink,
  6. counterstain,
  7. counterstamp,
  8. counterstatement,
  9. counterstroke,
  10. countersubject

Origin of counterspy

First recorded in 1935–40; counter- + spy

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British Dictionary definitions for counterspy

counterspy

noun plural -spies

a spy working against or investigating enemy espionage
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