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code word

n.
1. A secret word or phrase used as a code name or password.
2. A euphemism: "The Democrats' 'populism' is a code word for bigger farm subsidies and protectionism" (New Republic).

code′ word`


n.
a euphemistic or politically acceptable catchword or phrase used instead of a blunter or less acceptable term.
[1965–70]

code word

1. A word that has been assigned a classification and a classified meaning to safeguard intentions and information regarding a classified plan or operation.
2. A cryptonym used to identify sensitive intelligence data.
Translations

code word

nCodewort nt; (Comput also) → Passwort nt, → Kennwort nt
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