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Mata Hari

[ mah-tuh hahr-ee, mat-uh har-ee ]

noun

  1. Gertrud Margarete Zelle, 1876–1917, Dutch dancer in France: executed as a spy by the French.


Mata Hari

/ ˈmɑːtə ˈhɑːrɪ /

noun

  1. Mata Hari18761917FDutchDANCE: dancerCRIME AND POLICING: spy real name Gertrud Margarete Zelle. 1876–1917, Dutch dancer in France, who was executed as a German spy in World War I


Mata Hari

  1. A Dutch spy who worked for both the French and the Germans during World War I . The French executed her in 1917.


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Notes

A “Mata Hari” is a seductive, double-dealing woman.
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Example Sentences

The look was inspired by Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan, and the World War I spy Mata Hari.

Mabille particularly likes Mata Hari or The Marquise de Montespan as women of intrigue.

Mata-hari, the sun (Malay), is thus the 12 eye of Hari, and is a compound formed of the native word mata and the Sanskrit hari.

Matari, or Mata-hari (the eye of day), the Sun, a poetical title of honor to a pirate-chief.

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