Definition of subterfuge in English:

subterfuge

Line breaks: sub¦ter|fuge
Pronunciation: /ˈsʌbtəfjuːdʒ
 
/

noun

[mass noun]

Origin

late 16th century: from French, or from late Latin subterfugium, from Latin subterfugere 'escape secretly', from subter- 'beneath' + fugere 'flee'.

More definitions of subterfuge

Definition of subterfuge in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space