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TRAITOR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does traitor mean? 

TRAITOR (noun)
  The noun TRAITOR has 2 senses:

1. someone who betrays his country by committing treason
2. a person who says one thing and does another

  Familiarity information: TRAITOR used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRAITOR (noun)


Sense 1traitor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who betrays his country by committing treason

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

traitor; treasonist

Hypernyms ("traitor" is a kind of...):

criminal; crook; felon; malefactor; outlaw (someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "traitor"):

collaborationist; collaborator; quisling (someone who collaborates with an enemy occupying force)

fifth columnist; saboteur (a member of a clandestine subversive organization who tries to help a potential invader)

traitress (female traitor)

Instance hyponyms:

Arnold; Benedict Arnold (United States general and traitor in the American Revolution; in 1780 his plan to surrender West Point to the British was foiled (1741-1801))


Sense 2traitor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who says one thing and does another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

double-crosser; double-dealer; betrayer; traitor; two-timer

Hypernyms ("traitor" is a kind of...):

beguiler; cheat; cheater; deceiver; slicker; trickster (someone who leads you to believe something that is not true)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "traitor"):

Judas (someone who betrays under the guise of friendship)


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