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code name

noun
1.
a name assigned to conceal the real identity of a person, as a spy, or to conceal the existence or purpose of a plan, military operation, etc.
2.
Also called code phrase. a word or phrase assigned a meaning understood only by those who are secretly informed of it.
Origin of code name
1915-1920
1915-20
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  • Charles said: "Wait here, boys," and muttered the code phrase to the door.

    The Syndic C.M. Kornbluth

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