(countable) An indirect or deceptive device or stratagem; a blind. Refers especially to war and politics.
The Japanese's in World War II caused the Americans to lose the battle.
(uncountable) deception, Deception; misrepresentation of the true nature of an activity.
Etymology: (rfc-level, Etymology not at level 3)Late 16th century. Directly or via French from late subterfugium , from subterfugere "to flee secretly," from fugere
- French: subterfuge (1)
- German: Tí¤uschung, List, Trick
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