saboteur

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  • IPA(key): /ˌsæbəˈtɜː(ɹ)/, /ˌsæbəˈtʊə(ɹ)/

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French saboteur.

Noun[edit]

saboteur (plural saboteurs)

  1. A person who intentionally causes the destruction of property in order to hinder the efforts of his/her enemy.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sabot (clog (shoe)) +‎ -eur (where mill workers would throw their wooden clogs into the machinery to make it halt or break down.)

Noun[edit]

saboteur m (plural saboteurs, feminine saboteuse)

  1. saboteur

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