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saboteur

[sab-uh-tur] /ˌsæb əˈtɜr/
noun
1.
a person who commits or practices sabotage.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; < French, equivalent to sabot(er) to botch (see sabotage) + -eur -eur
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Examples for saboteur
  • In the final vignette, a saboteur plants a bomb in a factory and must escape before it goes off.
  • Finally, there may be an internal saboteur, my friend.
  • He who is loyal is by definition not a spy or a saboteur.
  • They got out and began to beat me and accuse me of being a saboteur.
British Dictionary definitions for saboteur

saboteur

/ˌsæbəˈtɜː/
noun
1.
a person who commits sabotage
Word Origin
C20: from French; see sabotage
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