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A woman employed to induce or incite someone to do something, especially commit an incriminating act; a female agent provocateur.
Early 20th century. From French agente provocatrice, with alteration in English after -euse, as feminine form corresponding to agent provocateur.
agente provocateuse/ˌaʒɒ̃ prəˌvɒkəˈtəːz/
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