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wiretapper

[wahyuh r-tap-er] /ˈwaɪərˌtæp ər/
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
1890-1895
1890-95; wire + tapper2
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