English

Definition of Anthony Blunt from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Anthony Blunt

 
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
 
jump to other results
(1907-83) a British spy (= person employed to find out secret information) who gave British secrets to the Soviet Union. He was a member of the group called the Cambridge spies, which also included Burgess, Maclean and Philby. He was a successful art historian, working for the Queen, who made him a knight. When in 1979 it was discovered that he was a spy, his knighthood was taken away from him.