saboteur

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French saboteur.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

saboteur (plural saboteurs)

  1. A person who intentionally causes the destruction of property in order to hinder the efforts of their enemy.
    Synonym: sabotageur

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French saboteur.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌsaː.boːˈtøːr/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: sa‧bo‧teur
  • Rhymes: -øːr

Noun[edit]

saboteur m (plural saboteurs)

  1. saboteur

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

saboteur m (plural saboteurs, feminine saboteuse)

  1. saboteur

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: saboteur
  • English: saboteur

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