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NounEdit

collaborateur (plural collaborateurs)

  1. Dated form of collaborateur.

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French collaborateur. The word became the primary label for Nazi collaborators during the Second World War and has been extremely pejorative ever since.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌkɔ.laː.boː.raːˈtøːr/
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  • Hyphenation: col‧la‧bo‧ra‧teur
  • Rhymes: -øːr

NounEdit

collaborateur m (plural collaborateurs, diminutive collaborateurtje n)

  1. (derogatory) One who collaborates or has collaborated with the Nazis, fascists or another enemy; traitorous collaborator. [from WW II]
  2. (dated) A collaborator, one who cooperates on a certain work. [19th c. - early 1940s]

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin collaborare +‎ -ateur (or collaborer +‎ -eur), equivalent to Latin col- (with, together) + labor (work).

NounEdit

collaborateur m (plural collaborateurs, feminine collaboratrice)

  1. collaborator

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NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French collaborateur.

NounEdit

collaborateur m (plural collaborateurs)

  1. (Jersey) (Nazi) collaborator