provocateur (plural provocateurs)
- One who engages in provocative behavior.
2007, February 28, “Daniel J. Wakin”[New York Times], City Opera Lures Director From Paris:
- Gerard Mortier, an iconoclastic impresario and one of the opera world’s premier provocateurs, will become general manager and artistic director of the New York City Opera in 2009.
- An undercover agent who incites suspected persons to partake in or commit criminal acts.
one who engages in provocative behavior
undercover agent who incites suspected persons to partake in or commit criminal acts
provocateur m (plural provocateurs)
- provoker; one who provokes