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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/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: col‧la‧bo‧ra‧teur
  • Rhymes: -øːr

NounEdit

collaborateur m (plural collaborateurs, diminutive collaborateurtje n)

  1. (pejorative) 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

Further readingEdit


NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French collaborateur.

NounEdit

collaborateur m (plural collaborateurs)

  1. (Jersey) (Nazi) collaborator