A person who betrays someone or something, such as a friend, cause, or principle: he was a traitor to his own class
More example sentences
- This is not a democratic sport of the people, which has been betrayed by some money-grubbing traitors.
- My friend thinks we are traitors and sulks and snaps at us if we don't react to situations the same way she does.
- The liars, the traitors, the thugs, and the outlaws cannot be handed the destiny of a nation like India.
betrayer, back-stabber, double-crosser, double-dealer, renegade, Judas, quisling, fifth columnist, viper; turncoat, defector, apostate, deserter; collaborator, fraternizer, colluder, informer, double agent
Middle English: from Old French traitour, from Latin traditor, from tradere 'hand over'.
- Betray a group or person: she’d had the gall to deny she had turned traitorMore example sentences
- But there were other, subtler ways of turning traitor, and he felt her coming absence, looming two afternoons a week, as proof of that.
- One of the key prosecution witnesses at his trial was a trusted comrade who had turned traitor.
- Others have turned traitor, switching allegiances from synthesisers to guitars.