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turncoat

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EtymologyEdit

A compound of turn +‎ coat, derived from the 18th century military practice of wearing uniform coats that were lined in material of a contrasting color, and which could be worn inside out to present a different appearance.

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turncoat (plural turncoats)

  1. A traitor; one who turns against a previous affiliation or allegiance.

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