wiretapper

wiretapper

[wahyuhr-tap-er]
noun
1.
a person who taps wires to learn the nature of messages passing over them.
2.
a swindler who professes to have betting tips or other information from tapped telephone wires.

Origin:
1890–95; wire + tapper2

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wiretap (ˈwaɪəˌtæp)
 
vb , -taps, -tapping, -tapped
to make a connection to a telegraph or telephone wire in order to obtain information secretly
 
'wiretapper
 
n
 
'wiretapping
 
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