wiretapper

[ wahyuh r-tap-er ]
/ ˈwaɪərˌtæp ər /

noun

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.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. wirer,
  2. wireroom,
  3. wiresonde,
  4. wirespun,
  5. wiretap,
  6. wirewalker,
  7. wireway,
  8. wirework,
  9. wireworks,
  10. wireworm

Origin of wiretapper

First recorded in 1890–95; wire + tapper2

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