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  1. a person who mutinies.
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Origin of mutineer

1600–10; < Middle French mutinier, equivalent to mutin mutiny, mutinous (meut(e) mutiny < Vulgar Latin *movita, feminine of *movitus, variant of Latin mōtus, past participle of movēre to move + -in -ine1) + -ier -ier2; see -eer
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Historical Examples

  • That he killed a mutineer is proof of his resolute adherence to discipline.

    Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 6, May 7, 1870


  • "Perhaps I am going to give up being a mutineer," she murmured.

    A Young Mutineer

    Mrs. L. T. Meade

  • He would have resented the appellation of mutineer as an insult.

    Down the Rhine

    Oliver Optic

  • I looked forward; there, on the deck, lay Dan Hoolan and the other mutineer.

    Paddy Finn

    W. H. G. Kingston

  • I turned you in because you were a mutineer and I was an officer of the Solar Guard.

British Dictionary definitions for mutineer


  1. a person who mutinies
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Word Origin and History for mutineer


"one guilty of mutiny," c.1600, from French mutinier (16c.), from Middle French meutin "rebellious" (see mutiny (n.)). As a verb from 1680s.

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