Definition of Mata Hari

1. Noun. Dutch dancer who was executed by the French as a German spy in World War I (1876-1917).

Exact synonyms: Margarete Gertrud Zelle
Generic synonyms: Spy, Undercover Agent



Definition of Mata Hari

1. Proper noun. Any exotic, female spy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mata Hari

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Mastodon
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Mastotermes electrodominicus
Mastotermes electromexicus
Mastotermitidae
Masugi
Masugi's nephritis
Masuria
Masurian
Masurians
Mat
Mat.
Mata Hari (current term)
Matabele
Matabeleland
Matagalpa
Matakam
Matamoros
Matas
Matas' operation
Matchmara
Matengo
Mater Turrita
Matera
MathML
Mathew
Mathew B. Brady

Literary usage of Mata Hari

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Celebrated Spies and Famous Mysteries of the Great War by George Barton (1919)
"Soon Mata-Hari came back to Paris and to the apartment near the Bois Boulogne. ... One evening an officer appeared there, and asked for Mata- Hari. ..."

2. The Affairs of Women: A Modern Miscellany by Colin Bingham (2006)
"Mata Hari and Edith Cavell were both shot as spies during World War I. Why is Mata Hari more famed? She \vas not like Edith Cavell, merely tried. ..."

3. Daytrips Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg: 40 One Day Adventures by Rail, Bus by Earl Steinbicker (2006)
"From here follow a narrow canal to the small Mata Hari Statue ®. ... A particularly interesting exhibition focuses on the life and times of Mata Hari. ..."

4. An Account of the Polynesian Race: Its Origins and Migrations, and the by Abraham Fornander, John F. G. Stokes (1885)
"Corresponding to the Polynesian mata-ri'i and mata-ka, we find the Sunda mata-powi, the Malay mata-hari, the Celebes mata-alo and mata-rou, ..."

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