agente provocatrice

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French agente provocatrice.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌaʒɒ̃(t) pɹəvɒkəˈtɹiːs/

Noun[edit]

agente provocatrice (plural agentes provocatrices)

  1. A female agent provocateur; a woman who incites someone to do something, especially something incriminating.
    • 1954, Nicholas Blake, The Whisper in the Gloom:
      “It's a star part I am offering you. The beautiful, slinky agente provocatrice.”
    • 1965, Alistair Horne, The Fall of Paris:
      Rigault set an agente provocatrice to pick up the judge in a café; then, once the bait had been taken, Rigault arraigned the judge with seducing his sister […].
    • 1996, Michael Brown, The Israeli-American Connection, p. 115:
      Manya Shohat was charged with having been an agente provocatrice who betrayed Jews to the czarist secret police.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.ʒɑ̃t.pʁɔ.vɔ.ka.tʁis/

Noun[edit]

agente provocatrice f (plural agentes provocatrices)

  1. feminine form of agent provocateur

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