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code' word"




1. See code name.
2. a euphemistic or politically acceptable catchword or phrase used instead of a blunter or less acceptable term: The official report said the diplomats had a “frank and serious discussion”—code words for “angry argument.”

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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