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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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  • So infiltration within, saboteurs from without and the press attacks.
British Dictionary definitions for saboteurs

saboteur

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

saboteur

n.

1912 (from 1909 as a French word in English), a borrowing of the French agent noun from sabotage (see sabotage (n.)).

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