finger man


: one who fingers (as for a gangster)
Chicago gangster methods, with finger men pointing out unreliables for the triggermen to killNewsweek
the miraculous finder of lost boys and girls, the brilliant finger man of thousands of sheriff's posses and private trailersJames Thurber

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“Finger man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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