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Meaning of "code word" - American English Dictionary

code wordnoun [C]

 /ˈkoʊd ˌwɜrd/
a word or sign with a special meaning, or a word used to keep something secret: “Long,” “very thorough,” and “frank” are all diplomatic code words for continuing disagreement.
(Definition of code word from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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