Wendehals

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Etymology[edit]

wenden (turn around) +‎ Hals (neck)

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Noun[edit]

Wendehals m (genitive Wendehalses, plural Wendehälse)

  1. The Eurasian wryneck (Jynx torquilla).
  2. An opportunist, a person with no principles.
  3. (politics) A political opportunist after a regime change, particularly a communist in East Germany who switched to supporting capitalism after German reunification.

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