American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A person employed to associate with suspected individuals or groups with the purpose of inciting them to commit acts that will make them liable to punishment.
- n. A person who secretly disrupts a group's activities from within the group; an instigator, troublemaker.
- n. a secret agent who incites suspected persons to commit illegal acts
- Borrowing from French agent provocateur (literally "provocative agent") (Wiktionary)
- French : agent, agent + provocateur, instigator. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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