American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The intelligence and internal security agency of the former Soviet Union.
- n. the former Soviet State Security Committee.
- electronics Known good board.
- n. formerly the predominant security police organization of Soviet Russia
- From Russian КГБ, through phonetic spelling of Комитет государственной безопасности (Komitét gosudárstvennoj bezopásnosti, "State Security Committee") and acronymization. (Wiktionary)
- Russian, from K(omitet) G(osudarstvennoĭ) B(ezopasnosti) : komitet, committee + gosudarstvennoĭ : genitive of gosudarstvennyĭ, of the state + bezopasnosti, genitive of bezopasnost', security. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“KGB is short for Komityet Gosudarstvjennoj Biezopasnosti.”
“One can't help but wonder why the SVR, which is what they call the KGB these days, would spend so much time and money on gaining information that is widely available on the internet, and communicating with equipment that is far less exotic that many IPad apps.”
“In addition to the tag KGB, Solberg said, police believe the group is responsible for such tags as Che, Aera KAE, Huf, Gator and G8R.”
“KGB is a company that willtext you answers through your cell phone for a nominal fee.”
“Lest you think KGB is the king of crappy lunch, they redeem themselves with a 66% off deal at Holey Cream doughnuts.”
“Years later, reporters would find Karr's name within KGB files, which referred to him as a "competent source" who brokered meetings between the Russians and high-level American politicians - specifically Kennedy, according to a 1992 story in The Boston Globe.”
“Are you calling KGB and his ilk, "Obama's critics"?”
“If you want to invest in "KGB Incorporated," you must remember that they are very, very active shareholders.”
“The Russian successor to the KGB is considering a system for broad-scale Internet censorship (a la China) in order to forestall the Internet's use in political organizing, as in the Ukraine and elsewhere.”
“APPLEBAUM: He was - Putin was a member of the secret police which was later called the KGB as we know, and the old name, the Leninist era name for the KGB is the Cheka and Putin has described himself as a Chekist which is an old-fashioned word for secret policeman.”
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