quisling


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quis·ling

 (kwĭz′lĭng)
n.
A traitor who serves as the puppet of the enemy occupying his or her country.

[After Vidkun Quisling, (1887-1945), head of Norway's government during the Nazi occupation (1940-1945).]

quisling

(ˈkwɪzlɪŋ)
n
(Military) a traitor who aids an occupying enemy force; collaborator
[C20: after Major Vidkun Quisling (1887–1945), Norwegian collaborator with the Nazis]

quis•ling

(ˈkwɪz lɪŋ)

n.
a person who betrays his or her country by aiding an invading enemy, often serving later in a puppet government.
[1940; after Vidkun Quisling (1887–1945), pro-Nazi Norwegian leader]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quisling - someone who collaborates with an enemy occupying forcequisling - someone who collaborates with an enemy occupying force
traitor, treasonist - someone who betrays his country by committing treason

quisling

noun traitor, betrayer, collaborator, renegade, Judas, turncoat, fifth columnist They called him a quisling.
Translations
изменникпредател
maanpetturiquisling
quislingcollabo

quisling

[ˈkwɪzlɪŋ] Ncolaboracionista mf

quisling

[ˈkwɪzlɪŋ] ncollaborateur/trice m/f

quisling

nQuisling m

quisling

[ˈkwɪzlɪŋ] n (old) → collaborazionista m/f
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1945: Vidkun Quisling, the ''Puppet'' Premier of Norway during the Second World War, was sentenced to death for collaboration with the Nazis and was executed on October 24.
1945: Vidkun Quisling, the "Puppet" Premier of Norway during the World War II, was sentenced to death for collaboration with the Nazis and was executed on October 24.
1945: Vidkun Quisling, the "Puppet" Premier of Norway during the Second World War, was sentenced to death for collaboration with the Nazis and was executed on October 24.
Summary: Vidkun Quisling, Norway's wartime fascist leader whose name has become synonymous with collaboration with evil, lived with his wife in a rather grandiose villa outside of Oslo.
Vandals sprayed "scum" and a swastika and a large "Q" - thought to be short for Quisling, or traitor.
In 1945, Vidkun Quisling was sentenced to death in Norway for collaborating with the Nazis (he was executed by firing squad in October 1945).
There is an uncanny echo of the present day with a quisling puppet ruler, tribesmen rising up in answer to the call for jihad and even an American mercenary thrown in for good measure.
A collaboration of Erik Quisling and Jeremy Penick, the multi-layered rebel country album features country hick-hop stars The Moonshine Bandits (Average Joe's Entertainment) on the hard-driving track "All the Crazy People".
The crews could call at a neutral port, join Britain in the war against Germany, or return to what was now an occupied country under the leadership of Hitler's puppet, Vidkun Quisling, a man whose name is forever associated with the shame of betrayal.
When I was I 2 years old, the Yugoslav communists exchanged 5,000 kunas of the Croatian quisling government into one new dinar in 1945--with a limit on the total quantity exchanged.
The collaborationist government of Vidkun Quisling, who was executed in 1945, ordered the deportation of hundreds of Jews from Norway in 1942.