[wahyuh r-tap-er]


a person who taps wires to learn the nature of messages passing over them.
a swindler who professes to have betting tips or other information from tapped telephone wires.

Origin of wiretapper

First recorded in 1890–95; wire + tapper2
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Related Words for wiretapper

auditor, snoop, sleuth, hearer