noun, plural spies.
verb (used without object), spied, spy·ing.
verb (used with object), spied, spy·ing.
- spuyten duyvil creek,
- spy on,
- spy out,
- spy wednesday,
Origin of spy
Examples from the Web for spy
It is a spy series at its core, but you guys never really pull from the headlines.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And after the film premiered in Telluride, you were accused by Iran State Media of being a “Zionist” CIA spy.Jon Stewart Talks ‘Rosewater’ and the ‘Chickensh-t’ Democrats’ Midterm Massacre|Marlow Stern|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Once a spy, always a spy,” his friend responded; this was a common Soviet saying.
That alliance between the spy agency and the military, forged in Iraq, would forever change the way America fights wars.
The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, my third book, changed my life and put me on bare-knuckle terms with my abilities.The Stacks: How The Berlin Wall Inspired John le Carré’s First Masterpiece|John le Carré|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For Ignacio knew that the Spanish officer was glad enough to believe the story the spy told him.A Prisoner of Morro|Upton Sinclair
He has been tried as a spy, condemned as a spy, and shall be executed as a spy, and the flag is ordered to depart immediately.Elsie and Her Loved Ones|Martha Finley
Some of our folk are almost out of their minds about it, and declare you to be either a brigand in disguise or a spy.Dead Souls|Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
The priests had dragged this young boy into their den, and taught him to play the spy on his father and mother.Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber|James Aitken Wylie
Even though he was an enemy of her country, a man to be hated, a spy, she could not help being glad for his presence there.The Apartment Next Door|William Andrew Johnston
noun plural spies
verb spies, spying or spied
Word Origin for spy
mid-13c., from Old French espier "to spy," probably from Frankish *spehon, from Proto-Germanic *spekh- (cf. Old High German *spehon "to look out for, scout, spy," German spähen "to spy," Middle Dutch spien), the Germanic survivals of the productive PIE root *spek- "to look" (see scope (n.1)).
mid-13c., "one who spies on another," From Old French espie, probably from a Germanic source (see spy (v.)).