Meaning of “code name” in the English Dictionary

"code name" in British English

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code namenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkəʊd ˌneɪm/ us /ˈkoʊd ˌneɪm/

a special word or name that is used instead of the real name of someone or something to keep the real name secret:

Her code name is "Running Bear".
verb [ T ] uk /ˈkəʊd.neɪm/ us /ˈkoʊd-/

[ + noun ] We've code-named the new project "Entropy".

(Definition of “code name” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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