- n. Plural form of codeword.
“Let's see, we have "codewords" and a somewhat frothing discussion of Texan exterminators.”
“Bob Rose, a supervisory trial attorney for the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, told HuffPost he frequently comes across cases of companies using codewords in employer profiles that indicate to a staffing firm the particular race, gender or age they want in a candidate.”
“Companies also use codewords and terms, as Rose said, to describe the kinds of candidates they want without explicitly doing so.”
“We had a case in Buffalo where a number of former full-time employees at a staffing firm came forward to tell us about how the agency complied with these discriminatory requests, using codewords for whites and codewords for blacks internally to mask some of it.”
“Nixon was not a southerner, merely a political opportunist who knew the codewords.”
“Activists were also concerned at government monitoring of electronic communications, saying that they had been forced to switch telephones, restrict emails and resort to switching codewords when arranging meetings to avoid harassment and eavesdropping, the cable said.”
“The disparaging words, the codewords, the questioning of his American citizenship (the first time this has ever happened to a POTUS in American history,) the attempts to deliberately undermine his authority even though he won the election, the overt and covert racism, the ginned up opposition, the disrespect, the lying, and the hypocrisy are all supposed to endear you to us?”
“• A top secret copy of the Cabinet Office's War Book, dating back to 1962, has been released to the National Archives, revealing that one of the secret codewords authorising government evacuation from London before a nuclear attack was "orangeade".”
“They are too humble in god's service to actually say this clearly in public but they have their codewords for everything xristian and wink wink it's a FAITH thing!”
“We do get the weekly dose of "challenges dogma" or "outside Neodarwinian predictions" or like-minded codewords.”
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