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cloak-and-dagger

[klohk-uh n-dag-er] /ˈkloʊk ənˈdæg ər/
adjective
1.
pertaining to, characteristic of, or dealing in espionage or intrigue, especially of a romantic or dramatic kind.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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British Dictionary definitions for cloak-and-dagger

cloak-and-dagger

noun
1.
(modifier) characteristic of or concerned with intrigue and espionage
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