noun Date: 1876 a secret name

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Cryptonym — Cryp to*nym (kr?p t? n?m), n. [Gr. ???? secret + ???? name.] A secret name; a name by which a person is known only to the initiated. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cryptonym — noun A secret name, a code name. The spy was known only by his cryptonym, shadow …   Wiktionary

  • cryptonym — cryp·to·nym (krĭpʹtə nĭm ) n. A word or name that is used secretly to refer to another; a code name or code word. * * * …   Universalium

  • cryptonym — secret name Names for Names …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • cryptonym — [ krɪptənɪm] noun a code name. Derivatives cryptonymous adjective Origin C19: from crypto + Gk onoma name …   English new terms dictionary

  • cryptonym — cryp·to·nym …   English syllables

  • cryptonym — /ˈkrɪptənɪm/ (say kriptuhnim) noun a secret name. {crypto + (o)nym; modelled on synonym} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cryptonym —   n. secret name.    ♦ cryptonymous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • cryptonym — …   Useful english dictionary

  • CIA cryptonym — CIA cryptonyms are code words seen in declassified documents of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. There has been much speculation as to their meaning.Format of CryptonymsEach CIA cryptonym contains a two character prefix called a digraph,… …   Wikipedia

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