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



BrE BrE//ˈkwɪzlɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɪzlɪŋ//
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a person who helps an enemy that has taken control of his or her country synonym collaborator Word OriginSecond World War: from the name of Major Vidkun Quisling (1887–1945), the Norwegian army officer and diplomat who ruled Norway on behalf of the German occupying forces (1940–45).
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