quisling

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

1940, after Vidkun Quisling (1887–1945), who ruled the Nazi collaborationist government of Norway during World War Two. Romanization of the Danish place name Kvislemark.

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quisling (plural quislings)

  1. (pejorative) A traitor who collaborates with the enemy.
    • 1993, Will Self, My Idea of Fun:
      The man she cherishes, the man she butterfly-kisses, the man she sleeps curved around like two spoons in a drawer. It is he who is evil, he who is sworn to destroy her, an emotional quisling of the first water.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

quisling m (plural quislingen, diminutive quislingetje n)

  1. quisling

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

quisling

  1. quisling

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

1940, after Vidkun Quisling (1887–1945), who ruled the Nazi collaborationist government of Norway during World War Two.

Noun[edit]

quisling m (definite singular quislingen, indefinite plural quislinger, definite plural quislingene)

  1. a quisling (traitor who collaborates with an enemy force occupying their country)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

As above.

Noun[edit]

quisling m (definite singular quislingen, indefinite plural quislingar, definite plural quislingane)

  1. a quisling (as above)

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