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provocateur

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noun pro·vo·ca·teur \prō-ˌvä-kə-ˈtər\

Definition of provocateur

  1. 1 :  agent provocateur

  2. 2 :  one who provokes <a political provocateur>



Examples of provocateur

  1. <a calculating, right-wing provocateur, she has made a career out of controversy for its own sake>



1919

First Known Use of provocateur

1919


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