noun, often attributive \ˈkwiz-liŋ\

: a person who helps an enemy that has taken control of his or her country

Full Definition of QUISLING

quis·ling·ism \-liŋ-ˌi-zəm\ noun

Examples of QUISLING

  1. <warned that all quislings would be punished without mercy>

Origin of QUISLING

Vidkun Quisling †1945 Norwegian politician who collaborated with the Nazis
First Known Use: 1940

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

Rhymes with QUISLING


Next Word in the Dictionary: Quisqualis
Previous Word in the Dictionary: quisler
All Words Near: quisling

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up quisling? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More