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Meaning: murders ordered by a government agency

For example:

  • Are any of our special forces guys trained in wetwork?

  • We never give written authorization for wetwork. It could be used as evidence.

Note: Also "wet job" and "wet operation". From the Russian term "mokroye delo" meaning "wet affair". First used by members of Soviet Russia's security agency, the KGB.

Quick Quiz:

Which can be used to carry out "wetwork"?

a. a water pistol

b. a bucket

c. a gun

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Contributor: Matt Errey