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turn·coat

 (tûrn′kōt′)
n.
One who traitorously switches allegiance.

turncoat

(ˈtɜːnˌkəʊt)
n
a person who deserts one cause or party for the opposite faction; renegade

turn•coat

(ˈtɜrnˌkoʊt)

n.
a person who changes to the opposite party or faction, reverses principles, etc.; renegade.
[1550–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.turncoat - a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.turncoat - a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
quitter - a person who gives up too easily

turncoat

noun traitor, renegade, defector, seceder, deserter, apostate, backslider, recreant (archaic), tergiversator, rat (informal) His one-time admirers now accused him of being a turncoat.

turncoat

noun
A person who has defected:
Informal: rat.
Translations
takinkääntäjä

turncoat

[ˈtɜːnkəʊt] Nrenegado/a m/f, chaquetero/a m/f
to become a turncoatcambiarse de chaqueta

turncoat

[ˈtɜːrnkəʊt] nrenégat(e) m/fturned out [ˌtɜːrnˈaʊt] adj
to be well turned out, to be smartly turned out → être élégant(e)

turncoat

nAbtrünnige(r) mf, → Überläufer(in) m(f)

turncoat

[ˈtɜːnˌkəʊt] nvoltagabbana m/f inv
References in classic literature ?
'The Liberal candidate,' he concluded, 'is thus a public turncoat. Is that the sort of man we want?
"I might have expected naught better from a turncoat foreign knave such as thee, who once joined in the councils of De Montfort, and then betrayed his friends to curry favor with the King."
Senator Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday said it is unfair to brand him as a turncoat as he openly and objectively expresses his opinion on key issues, be it for or against the current administration.
On the one hand, he vigorously talked of taking the corrupt politicians to task and at the same time he welcomed every corrupt turncoat who deserted his party and joined the PTI bandwagon.
Cascade Gin is a collaboration between Purity and Turncoat, a distillery in Liverpool from craft brewer Terry Langton.
Addressing a 'Pasban leaders meeting' here Monday, he said the present government and past government are two faces of the same base coins, as both relied by corrupt turncoat electables.
Imagine octogenarian feudal from South Punjab who left PML(N) because they were not willing to accommodate his son accused of murdering his wife being given a ticket by PTI, or other controversial villain of 'My Feudal Lord' being preferred over an honest young loyalist and that turncoat Khusro, who has created a record of sorts switching to any party holding power.
Locally-called balimbing, the fruit of the Averrhoa carambola has a double meaning in the country; the political definition of which refers to the derogatory turncoat. The more severe meanings are traitor and two-faced Janus.
IANS Ahmedabad Four of the six Congress turncoat legislators in Gujarat who had bagged BJP tickets lost at the hustings, while some of the Congress'prominent state leaders, including Shaktisinh Gohil and Arjun Modhvadia, lost.
The whole political episode has exposed many cowardly turncoat MPs, and that Parliament needs to be propped up with a written constitution to educate the public while preventing politicians from misleading and cheating the people.
According to the (http://www.spoilertv.com/2017/01/legends-of-tomorrow-episode-211.html) synopsis for the episode, titled "Turncoat," the team travels to the winter of 1776 to protect George Washington, who serves as commander-in-chief of the continental army during the American Revolutionary War.
Arron Banks called Tory turncoat Douglas Carswell - UKIP's only MP - "the biggest pain in the backside".