Definitions for subterfugeˈsʌb tərˌfyudʒ
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something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity
"he wasn't sick--it was just a subterfuge"; "the holding company was just a blind"
An indirect or deceptive device or stratagem; a blind. Refers especially to war and politics.
Japanese subterfuge in World War II nearly caused the Americans to lose the war.
Deception; misrepresentation of the true nature of an activity.
Origin: Late 16th century. Directly or via French from late subterfugium , from subterfugio, from subter and fugio.
that to which one resorts for escape or concealment; an artifice employed to escape censure or the force of an argument, or to justify opinions or conduct; a shift; an evasion
Origin: [F., from LL. subterfugium, fr. L. subterfugere to flee secretly, to escape; subter under + fugere to flee. See Fugitive.]
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