turncoat

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noun turn·coat \-ˌkōt\

Definition of turncoat

  1. :  one who switches to an opposing side or party; specifically :  traitor

Examples of turncoat in a Sentence

  1. the plot of the story revolved around the gangster's relentless determination to learn the identity of the turncoat

1557

First Known Use of turncoat

1557


TURNCOAT Defined for English Language Learners

turncoat

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noun turn·coat \-ˌkōt\

Definition of turncoat for English Language Learners

  • : a person who stops being a member of a group in order to join another group that opposes it



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