collaborator

noun col·lab·o·ra·tor \ kə-ˈla-bə-ˌrā-tər \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of collaborator

:a person who collaborates with another: such as
a :someone who works with another person or group
  • With our students and collaborators, we have developed … a tool that couples a video camera with specialized computation.
  • —Frédo Durand et al.
b :someone who assists an enemy (such as an invader or part of an occupying force)
  • … the Germans had allies and collaborators who, whether from conviction or perceived necessity, sought a privileged place in Hitler's New Order.
  • —Robert Skidelsky

First Known Use of collaborator

1802



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