Definition of Mata Hari in English:
1.1 (as noun a Mata Hari) A beautiful and seductive female spy.
- If you haven't seen ‘Hare Meets Herr,’ or the one where a Mata Hari pigeon seduces Daffy, you haven't lived.
- If it is hard to see her as a bit of a Mata Hari - and one would rather not - it is even harder to believe that she was a keen stamp collector, holding on to her albums to the end.
from Malay mata 'eye' and hari 'day', as a compound meaning 'sun'.
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