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decoy

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈdiːkɔɪ/ MARKETING
a name that is placed on a company's mailing list (= list of names and addresses of people to whom advertising is sent) in order to check if the list is being used without the owner's permission
Translations of “decoy”
in Spanish cebo, señuelo…
in French piège…
in German der Köder…
in Chinese (Traditional) 誘餌,圈套, 用作誘餌的人…
in Russian приманка…
in Turkish tuzak, yem…
in Chinese (Simplified) 诱饵,圈套, 用作诱饵的人…
in Polish przynęta, wabik…
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