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secret agent

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noun
  1. an agent of a secret service.
  2. (loosely) a person employed to collect the military secrets of one country and relay them to another, especially a person living in a foreign country while so working for his or her own nation; spy.
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Origin of secret agent

First recorded in 1830–40
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Related Words for secret agent

informer, operative, mole, scout, snoop

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secret agent

noun
  1. a person employed in espionage
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