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code name

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Definition of code name in English:


A word used for secrecy or convenience instead of the usual name: using the code name ‘Charlie’, Dick was on the phone with the President more and more
More example sentences
  • I don't known why the Secret Service gives out the code name, but his code name is Tumbler.
  • We don't know if that's his real name or a code name.
  • Ah, he does not want me to say his name but he has given me a code name.



Example sentences
  • His crusade against crime came to an end when an internal operation, code-named Operation Lancet, was launched into allegations of police misconduct.
  • The technology, code-named LaGrande, was designed to protect computers from viruses and bad-natured hackers.
  • She sets out on a single-handed mission to avenge the murders by targeting each code-named team member in turn.

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