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quisling

noun, quis·ling 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

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