spookmaster

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

spook +‎ master

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

spookmaster (plural spookmasters)

  1. (slang) A spymaster.
    • 1990, Carol Squiers, The Critical Image:
      [] the jocular antics of a Hollywood-trained Ronald Reagan during photo ops were let down by the duller visuals provided by a former CIA spookmaster.
    • 2000, Gerald Nachman, Raised on Radio:
      The original series, which premiered in 1934 and didn't switch the lights back on until 1939, was the brainchild of a near-forgotten spookmaster []
    • 2007, Charles Stross, Halting State
      Jack glances at you sidelong while the middle-aged spookmaster is fumbling to articulate whatever it is he's got stuck in his mind.