Definition of subterfuge in English:

subterfuge

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

[mass noun]

Origin

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

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