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trai·tor

 (trā′tər)
n.
One who betrays one's country, a cause, or a trust, especially one who commits treason.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin trāditor, from trāditus, past participle of trādere, to betray; see tradition.]

traitor

(ˈtreɪtə)
n
a person who is guilty of treason or treachery, in betraying friends, country, a cause or trust, etc
[C13: from Old French traitour, from Latin trāditor traditor]
ˈtraitorous adj
ˈtraitorously adv
ˈtraitorˌship n
ˈtraitress fem n

trai•tor

(ˈtreɪ tər)

n.
1. a person who betrays another, a cause, or any trust.
2. a person who commits treason by betraying his or her country.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin trāditōrem, acc. of trāditor=trādi-, variant s. of trādere (see tradition) + -tor -tor]
trai′tor•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.traitor - someone who betrays his country by committing treasontraitor - someone who betrays his country by committing treason
collaborationist, quisling, collaborator - someone who collaborates with an enemy occupying force
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
fifth columnist, saboteur - a member of a clandestine subversive organization who tries to help a potential invader
traitress - female traitor
2.traitor - a person who says one thing and does anothertraitor - a person who says one thing and does another
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
Judas - someone who betrays under the guise of friendship

traitor

traitor

noun
One who betrays:
Informal: rat.
Translations
خائِن
zrádce-kyně
forræder
kavaltajamaanpetturipetollinenpettääpetturi
izdajnicaizdajnik
svikari; landráîamaîur
売国奴裏切り者非国民
nodevējs
verraadsterverradenverraderverraderlijkverraderlijke
izdajalecizdajalka
förrädarelandsförrädarequisling
vatan haini

traitor

[ˈtreɪtəʳ] Ntraidor(a) m/f
to be a traitor to one's countrytraicionar a la patria
to turn traitorvolverse traidor

traitor

[ˈtreɪtər] ntraître m

traitor

nVerräter(in) m(f); to be a traitor to one’s countrysein Vaterland verraten; to turn traitorzum Verräter werden

traitor

[ˈtreɪtəʳ] ntraditore/trice
to turn traitor → passare al nemico

traitor

(ˈtreitə) noun
a person who changes to the enemy's side or gives away information to the enemy. He was a traitor to his country.
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