- an agent of a secret service.
- (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.
Origin of secret agent
First recorded in 1830–40
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And at times the tricky part, the hard part, is finding out what that secret-agent mission is.Sanford's 'Secret-Agent Mission'
September 7, 2009
- a person employed in espionage
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