provocateur

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French provocateur.

Noun[edit]

provocateur (plural provocateurs)

  1. One who engages in provocative behavior.
    • 2007 February 28, Daniel J. Wakin, “City Opera Lures Director From Paris”:
      Gerard Mortier, an iconoclastic impresario and one of the opera world’s premier provocateurs, will become general manager and artistic director of the New York City Opera in 2009.
  2. An undercover agent who incites suspected persons to partake in or commit criminal acts.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin provocator. See provoquer, -ateur.

Adjective[edit]

provocateur m (feminine provocatrice, masculine plural provocateurs, feminine plural provocatrices)

  1. provocative

Noun[edit]

provocateur m (plural provocateurs)

  1. provoker; one who provokes

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