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1short for cryptography
2informal A person having a secret allegiance to a political creed, especially communism.
- ‘So I use this term crypto - Marxist, which I think has the image of a kind of secret code.’
- ‘Indeed, he regards the national push for a high-tech salve for security anxieties as a reprise of his own early and erroneous beliefs about the transforming power of strong crypto.’
- ‘Back then, kilts were worn only by crypto - nationalists, lunatics on day release from the asylum or Gaels who hadn't quite come to terms with the fact that Flora MacDonald would never be returning to Skye.’
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