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informer

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noun in·form·er \in-ˈfȯr-mər\

Simple Definition of informer

  • : a person who gives information to the police about secret or criminal activities

Full Definition of informer

  1. 1 :  one that imparts knowledge or news

  2. 2 :  one that informs against another; specifically :  one who makes a practice especially for a financial reward of informing against others for violations of penal laws

Examples of informer

  1. <the informer who told the police about that conspiracy has angered a lot of dangerous people>



14th Century

First Known Use of informer

14th century



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