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saboteur

[ sab-uh-tur ]
/ ˌsæb əˈtɜr /
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noun

a person who commits or practices sabotage.

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Origin of saboteur

1920–25; <French, equivalent to sabot(er) to botch (see sabotage) + -eur-eur
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British Dictionary definitions for saboteur

saboteur
/ (ˌsæbəˈtɜː) /

noun

a person who commits sabotage

Word Origin for saboteur

C20: from French; see sabotage
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