turncoat

[ turn-koht ]
/ ˈtɜrnˌkoʊt /

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noun

a person who changes to the opposite party or faction, reverses principles, etc.; renegade.

Origin of turncoat

First recorded in 1550–60; turn + coat
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turncoat

/ (ˈtɜːnˌkəʊt) /

noun

a person who deserts one cause or party for the opposite faction; renegade
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