saboteur

[sab-uh-tur]

noun

a person who commits or practices sabotage.

Nearby words

  1. sablefish,
  2. sabora,
  3. saboraim,
  4. sabot,
  5. sabotage,
  6. sabra,
  7. sabre,
  8. sabre-rattling,
  9. sabre-toothed tiger,
  10. sabretache

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

noun

a person who commits sabotage

Word Origin for saboteur

C20: from French; see sabotage

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Word Origin and History for saboteur

saboteur

n.

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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