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wetwork

This page is about the doublespeak term wetwork

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

Contributor: Matt Errey