a person who mutinies.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for mutineer

insurgent, subversive, radical

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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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