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



BrE BrE//ˈtreɪtə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtreɪtər//
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traitor (to somebody/something) a person who gives away secrets about their friends, their country, etc. He was seen as a traitor to the socialist cause. She denied that she had turned traitor (= become a traitor). He turned traitor and joined the opposition. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French traitour, from Latin traditor, from tradere ‘hand over’.
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