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Origin of wiretap

First recorded in 1950鈥55; back formation from wiretapper
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How to use wiretap in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for wiretap

wiretap
/ (藞wa瑟蓹藢t忙p) /

verb -taps, -tapping or -tapped
to make a connection to a telegraph or telephone wire in order to obtain information secretly

Derived forms of wiretap

wiretapper, nounwiretapping, noun
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