Answer: (n.) a person who switches to an opposing side or party
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English Language Learners Definition of turncoat disapproving : a person who stops being a member of a group in order to join another group that opposes it See the full definition for turncoat in the English Language Learners Dictionary
Turncoat : Directed by Florian Gallenberger. With Jannis Niewöhner Malgorzata Mikolajczak Sebastian Urzendowsky Rainer Bock. 1944. Walter Proska is a young Wehrmacht soldier who begins to question the purpose of the war who the real enemy is and whether his real duty should be to his fatherland or his own conscience.
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A turncoat is a person who shifts allegiance from one loyalty or ideal to another betraying or deserting an original cause by switching to the opposing side or party. In political and social history this is distinct from being a traitor as the switch mostly takes place under the following circumstances:
The expression turnskin or turncoat is a translation of the Latin versipelles a term used to describe a wer-wolf. HUMAN ANIMALS FRANK HAMEL Of course his enemies cried turncoat; and it certainly looked like it. PALAMON AND ARCITE JOHN DRYDEN
a person who changes to the opposite party or faction reverses principles etc.; renegade.
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