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turn·coat

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

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

(ˈtɜrnˌkoʊt)

n.
a person who changes to the opposite party or faction, reverses principles, etc.; renegade.
[1550–60]
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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
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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.
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turncoat

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

turncoat

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

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

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

[ˈtɜːnˌkəʊt] nvoltagabbana m/f inv
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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."
While warning to take strict actions against the turncoats, the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz president claimed that 14 senators 'sold their conscience' and helped the collapse of the resolution.
He alleged that a special cell had been set up at the PM House for turncoats. 'The government paid Rs15 billion each to members of its coalition parties and now wants to buy the loyalties of PML-N parliamentarians,' he added.
Khawaja Asif appreciated the Speaker to be in one party for the last two decades and said that government should not rely on turncoats who change their political loyalties.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Apr 6 (ANI): The Congress party is relying on turncoats in the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh, said a party leader requesting anonymity on Saturday.
Under the proposal, political turncoats are to be punished with forfeiture of their public office if they switch parties within one year before or after an election, as well as disqualification from running for elective office in the next succeeding election after changing parties.
Saying that the PTI had already become a "graveyard of turncoats" collected by Jehangir Tareen, he predicted that the political fate of Mr Basra would be no different than the other turncoats.
Imran Khan meanwhile has come up with a rationale to justify throwing the old timers over board and issuing tickets to tens of recently inducted turncoats. Khan says he has realised that the key to the Prime Minister House lies in understanding the countrys complex political realities, the foremost being that one cant win elections in Pakistan without enough cash and the backing of the electables.
He flayed that all the turncoats and dishonest politicians had gathered at the platform of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf [PTI], raising a question, "How will these people serve the masses?" He urged people to throng polling stations on July 25 and vote for the Lion.
LAHORE -- Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shahbaz Sharif chides Imran Khan for 'betraying his party workers and his plans of making Naya Pakistan with the support of turncoats.'
Rafiq Rajwana criticised the turncoats, who recently left the PML-N.