from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A name assigned to conceal the identity or existence of something or someone.

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  • n. A name used to clandestinely identify something, either for military or espionage purposes, or for commercial confidentiality.


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  • By New Year's Day, Phelippes was able to report that the brewer, who wished to go by the code name "the honest man," was with them.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • Many of the pages were written by StreetSmart, the code name for a UC who shadowed her father.

    Good Girl Gone Bad

  • Now it was the Aerial Phenomena Group and the code name had been changed once again.

    Space Ships of the Visitors

  • Located west of Wonsan, Green Six was the code name for a narrow valley road that ran south from the village of Majon-ni, southwest of Wonsan to the interior border of South Korea.

    First Man

  • See also Eight- action memorandum attack plan leak dismissed by background of code name of deadline message and


  • On April 10, he married Peggy Shippen, and about the same time, under the code name Gustavus, he made contact with British agents in New York.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • Playing the same role John Brooks did three weeks before, Stewart carried the Morris resignation, another missive from Gouverneur Morris to Henry Knox, and a letter to Knox from McDougall, this time signed in the code name “Brutus.”

    Robert Morris

  • My mother still used her prewar milliner, Sari Friedmann code name “Bubi” in the AVO files, unclear whether suspect or informer.

    Enemies of the People

  • Secret Service's code name for President of the United States.

    Deception Point

  • McCollum used his secret code name F-2 on the memo.



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