Nearby words

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

Origin of wiretap

First recorded in 1950–55; back formation from wiretapper

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British Dictionary definitions for wiretapping

wiretap

verb -taps, -tapping or -tapped

to make a connection to a telegraph or telephone wire in order to obtain information secretly
Derived Formswiretapper, nounwiretapping, noun

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