Code word (figure of speech)  

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This article is about the concept generally, for its meaning specific to politics, see Dog-whistle politics.

A code word is a word or a phrase designed to convey a predetermined meaning to certain listeners while sounding inoffensive to other listeners not aware of its true meaning.


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