quisling NOUN a traitor collaborating with an occupying enemy force.
ORIGIN from the Norwegian army officer Major Vidkun Quisling (1887 1945), who ruled Norway on behalf of the German occupying forces.

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  • Quisling — Quisling, after Norwegian politician Vidkun Quisling, who assisted Nazi Germany to conquer his own country, is a term used to describe traitors and collaborators. It was most commonly used for fascist political parties and military and… …   Wikipedia

  • quisling — QUÍSLING, quislingi, s.m. (livr.) Colaboraţionist (cu hitleriştii); trădător de patrie. [pr.: cvisling şi chisling] – Din n.pr. Quisling. Trimis de cata, 24.02.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  QUÍSLING, quíslingi, s.m. [quis pron. norv. cvis / fr. c …   Dicționar Român

  • QUISLING (V.) — QUISLING VIDKUN (1887 1945) Homme politique norvégien, Vidkun Quisling, entré dans l’armée en 1911, fut attaché militaire à Petrograd (Saint Pétersbourg actuellement), en 1918 et 1919, et à Helsinki, de 1919 à 1921. Il s’occupa d’assistance et de …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • quisling — / kwisling/ s.m. [dal cognome dell uomo politico norvegese Vidkun Quisling, che diresse un governo fantoccio collaborazionista con i nazisti]. (polit.) [uomo politico che collabora con il nemico invasore] ▶◀ collaborazionista …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • quisling — (n.) 1940, from Vidkun Quisling (1887 1945), Norwegian fascist politician who headed the puppet government during the Ger. occupation of Norway in World War II; shot for treason after Ger. defeat. First used in London Times of April 15, 1940, in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • quisling — /ˈkwizlin(g), norvegese ˈkvisliŋ/ [da n. di V. Quisling, capo del governo norvegese che collaborò con i tedeschi invasori dal 1940 al 1945] s. m. capo di governo fantoccio □ collaborazionista …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • quisling — [kwiz′liŋ] n. [after V. Quisling (1887 1945), Norw politician who betrayed his country to the Nazis and became its puppet ruler] a traitor …   English World dictionary

  • Quisling — Quisling,der:⇨Kollaborateur …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • quisling — [n] traitor back stabber, betrayer, collaborator, colluder, defector, deserter, double crosser, double dealer, Judas, snake in the grass*, sympathizer, turncoat, two timer*; concept 412 …   New thesaurus

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