Definitions

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  • noun rare One who masterminds; a planner of a complex operation.

Etymologies

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mastermind +‎ -er

Examples

  • A masterminder of Zambia's failed 1997 military coup has admitted to the Supreme Court that he organised the attempted overthrow to save the country from rampant corruption and nepotism, according to a confession letter obtained Tuesday by AFP.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Chiti and his co-coup masterminder captain Steven Lungu were the only ones who publicly admitted having organised the plot to oust

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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