Definition of mutineer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌmjuːtəˈnɪə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmjuːtəˈnɪr//
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a person who takes part in a mutiny The general leading the mutineers refused to give up control of the base. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from French mutinier, from mutin ‘rebellious’, from muete ‘movement’, based on Latin movere ‘to move’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mutineer