double agent

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Origin of double agent

First recorded in 1930–35
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Related Words for double agent

mole, plant, spy, counterspy

British Dictionary definitions for double agent

double agent

noun
  1. a spy employed by two mutually antagonistic countries, companies, etc
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Word Origin and History for double agent
n.

1935, from double (adj.) + agent (n.).

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