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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A traitor, especially one who aids an invading enemy.
After Major Vidkun Quisling (1887-1945), Norwegian army officer who collaborated (1940-1945) with the German occupying forces during World War II and ruled Norway as head of the puppet government. He was shot for treason after the German defeat. Earliest documented use: 1940.
Benedict Arnold was another army officer whose name has turned into an eponym as a synonym for a traitor.
"Zoran Djindjic will be remembered as a quisling who enriched himself by selling his country to those who had waged war against it."
Neil Clark; The Quisling of Belgrade; The Guardian (London, UK); Mar 13, 2003.
Explore "quisling" in the Visual Thesaurus.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof. -John Kenneth Galbraith, economist (1908-2006)
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