Meaning of “agent provocateur” in the English Dictionary

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"agent provocateur" in British English

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agent provocateurnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌæʒ.ɑ̃ː prəˌvɒk.əˈtɜːr/ us /ˌɑːʒ.ɑ̃ː proʊˌvɑː.kəˈtɝː/ plural agents provocateurs uk /ˌæʒ.ɑ̃ː.prəˌvɒk.əˈtɜːr/ us /ˌɑːʒ.ɑ̃ː.proʊˌvɑː.kəˈtɝː/

(Definition of “agent provocateur” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)