- a person who commits or practices sabotage.
Origin of saboteur
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Examples from the Web for saboteur
Over the course of a convincingly dreary London winter, a love triangle forms, with David in the role of underminer and saboteur.A Vile Love Triangle
July 23, 2009
Then it can be guessed what this saboteur will think and do.Space Platform
If there's a saboteur aboard—and I think there is—then the whole operation's in jeopardy.
The presence of a saboteur on the Aztec represented a bungle in his department.
Strangely enough, Richter bothered him more than the saboteur.
In the first hours of the new morning Gotch named the saboteur.
- a person who commits sabotage
C20: from French; see sabotage
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Word Origin and History for saboteur
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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