: a person who gives information: as
a : informer
b : one who supplies cultural or linguistic data in response to interrogation by an investigator
Examples of INFORMANT
- The police were alerted to the plot by a paid informant.
- We learned the language with the help of a native informant.
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Related to INFORMANT
- betrayer, canary [slang], deep throat, fink, informer, nark [British], rat, rat fink, snitch, snitcher, squealer, stoolie, stool pigeon, talebearer, tattler, tattletale, telltale, whistle-blower
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