Part of speech: noun

One who goes over to the opposite party; a renegade.

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Usage examples "turncoat":

  1. I might have expected naught better from a turncoat foreign knave such as thee, who once joined in the councils of De Montfort, and then betrayed his friends to curry favor with the King. - "The Outlaw of Torn", Edgar Rice Burroughs.
  2. You're a little turncoat, that's what they say about you. - "Every Soul Hath Its Song", Fannie Hurst.
  3. " You lied to us, you long- headed Yankee turncoat," muttered another. - "Fort Lafayette or, Love and Secession", Benjamin Wood.