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agent provocateur

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Etymology

From French agent provocateur, literally ‘provocative agent’.

Pronunciation

  • (French) IPA: /aʒɑ̃ pʀɔvɔkatœʀ/
  • (Anglicised, UK) IPA: /ˈeɪ.dʒənt ˌpɹəʊ.vɒk.æ.tʊə(ɹ)/, SAMPA: "eI.dZ@nt %pr@U.vQk.{.tU@(r)/

Noun

Singular
agent provocateur

Plural
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  1. A person who secretly disrupts a group's activities from within the group; an instigator, troublemaker

Translations


French

Noun

agent provocateur m (f agente provocatrice)

  1. agent provocateur; instigator, troublemaker

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