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double agent

noun
1.
a person who spies on a country while pretending to spy for it.
2.
a spy in the service of two rival countries, companies, etc.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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British Dictionary definitions for double-agent

double agent

noun
1.
a spy employed by two mutually antagonistic countries, companies, etc
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Word Origin and History for double-agent

double agent

n.

1935, from double (adj.) + agent (n.).

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