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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.
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.
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.
Summary: Patna (Bihar) [India], August 27 (ANI): Taking a jibe at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's recent flip-flop over support to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and dissolution of the Grand Alliance in the state, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Sunday said the former is a political turncoat and is hungry for power.
It's a known fact that civilized voters tend to boot out the politician who is a turncoat more than politicians who hardly visit his or her constituency.
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.
Arron Banks called Tory turncoat Douglas Carswell - UKIP's only MP - "the biggest pain in the backside".
The Turncoat is the person who is open about his principles, and so he attracts friends (fellow believers in those principles) as well as enemies (those opposed to the principles).
Michael Foley, Romford, Essex SNOWDEN isn't a whistle-blower, he's a treacherous turncoat.
ALL parties are now lobbying for your vote And appreciate you more if you are a turncoat It's a struggle to know where to put your cross Is anybody worthy of being the boss?
LOUIS Walsh is not only a turncoat, he's so stupid he manages to shoot himself in the foot at the same time.
Mixed messages as Old Ma Osbourne, 99, and the gang praised turncoat teen Hannah Sheares after creating "great telly" by getting her to ditch her sobbing bandmates and go solo.