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code-name

code-name
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kohd neym]
    • /koʊd neɪm/
    • /kəʊd neɪm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kohd neym]
    • /koʊd neɪm/

Definitions of code-name word

  • verb with object code-name to assign a code name to. 1
  • noun code-name a name assigned to conceal the real identity of a person, as a spy, or to conceal the existence or purpose of a plan, military operation, etc. 1
  • noun code-name Also called code phrase. a word or phrase assigned a meaning understood only by those who are secretly informed of it. 1
  • transitive verb code-name assign a code name to 1

Information block about the term

Origin of code-name

First appearance:

before 1955
One of the 4% newest English words
First recorded in 1955-60

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Code-name

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

code-name popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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