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counterspy

[koun-ter-spahy]
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noun, plural coun·ter·spies.
  1. a spy active in counterespionage.
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Origin of counterspy

First recorded in 1935–40; counter- + spy
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Historical Examples

  • Soon afterward, the agency had approached him to become a counterspy.

    Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X

    Victor Appleton


British Dictionary definitions for counterspy

counterspy

noun plural -spies
  1. a spy working against or investigating enemy espionage
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