Definition of secret agent in US English:

secret agent

noun

  • A spy acting for a country.

    • ‘For some reason this man working in the FBI as a secret agent didn't make her feeling anymore comfortable about it.’
    • ‘Maybe they're secret agents working for the FBI!’
    • ‘Maybe he's a secret agent with the CIA and doesn't date in order to keep you out of danger.’
    • ‘And he spends too much time debunking the idea of the spy or secret agent's impact on operations.’
    • ‘At the same time, they were, and still are, fascinated by the exploits of secret agents and counterspies.’
    • ‘In all, the multi-national secret escape network helped more than 300 Allied airmen and secret agents escape Nazi-held territory.’
    • ‘Even a secret agent operating out of Vancouver did not blend in.’
    • ‘Code breaking, radio surveillance and the training and delivery of secret agents became a round the clock activity.’
    • ‘Gabe and Isaiah see this as their chance to be secret agents on some sort of spy mission or something.’
    • ‘Today, Mossad is believed to have secret agents in place in enemy states such as Iran and Syria.’
    • ‘For the longest time, we were used to our spies being secret agents.’
    • ‘Undercover officers, secret agents, and informants were used to purchase drugs.’
    • ‘In an espionage movie an American secret agent discovers a horrendous terrorist plot to destroy a U.S. city.’
    • ‘There has been some dispute, moreover, about just how secret a secret agent Ms. Wilson was.’
    • ‘It was he who published, in his column, that Mrs. Joseph Wilson was a secret agent of the CIA.’
    • ‘In any case tomorrow goes off without a hitch, regardless of the three who think they're secret agents.’
    • ‘Yes we have four people here that are being arrested for crimes committed while working as secret agents for the FBI.’
    • ‘Did I cut the figure of an imposing secret agent of the intelligence field then?’
    • ‘An American secret agent breaks a neo-Nazi group operating in 1960s Berlin.’
    • ‘Chappa is one of the most popular secret agents, working under cover for five years to expose the Gambino mafia family.’
    spy, agent, double agent, counterspy, field agent, undercover agent, operative, plant, infiltrator, mole
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Pronunciation

secret agent

/ˌsikrɪt ˈeɪdʒənt//ˌsēkrit ˈājənt/