- a person who betrays his or her own country by aiding an invading enemy, often serving later in a puppet government; fifth columnist.
Origin of quisling
Related Words for quislingsympathizer, deserter, double-crosser, turncoat, betrayer, defector, collaborator, Judas, two-timer, colluder
Examples from the Web for quisling
Contemporary Examples of quisling
He also attacked what he called "quisling Republicans" currently in the Senate.Texas Congressman's Obama Barfbag
December 17, 2013
Historical Examples of quisling
Stan was beginning to get the idea that the Dutch Quisling disliked the military.
Stan resolved that he was going to be one guest who fooled the Dutch Quisling.
Those who were destined for execution as soon as a quisling government was formed, were also not entitled to depart on the liner.Talents, Incorporated
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
- a traitor who aids an occupying enemy force; collaborator
Word Origin for quisling
Word Origin and History for quisling
1940, from Vidkun Quisling (1887-1945), Norwegian fascist politician who headed the puppet government during the German occupation of Norway in World War II; shot for treason after German defeat. First used in London Times of April 15, 1940, in a Swedish context.