tip·​ster | \ ˈtip-stər How to pronounce tipster (audio) \

Definition of tipster

: one who gives or sells tips especially for gambling or speculation

Examples of tipster in a Sentence

An anonymous tipster reported the crime.
Recent Examples on the Web Police ask that anyone with information about the incident call the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office at 970-416-1985 or Crime Stoppers at 970-221-6868 where tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward. Saja Hindi, The Denver Post, "1 man wounded in officer-involved shooting incident in Estes Park," 24 Nov. 2019 An Oviedo Police Department officer who faced criticism from an anonymous tipster after a video surfaced of her juvenile son brandishing a gun has been fired, the agency said Thursday. Jeff Weiner,, "Oviedo officer-in-training whose son posed with gun in video fired, department says," 21 Nov. 2019 Riffle was arrested in June 2017, after an anonymous tipster to Cuyahoga County Crime Stoppers said there were marijuana plants growing in the backyard of his home on Erwin Avenue in Cleveland’s Puritas neighborhood. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, "Cleveland man used anti-Semitic language in threats against prosecutor, judge in marijuana-growing case, prosecutors say," 21 Nov. 2019 The tipster said LaRoche had talked about killing a woman in Illinois 20 years ago, according to the criminal complaint filed Thursday. Meagan Flynn,, "Wisconsin cold case solved when anonymous tipster said Florida woman talked about killing someone in Illinois 20 years ago, police say," 12 Nov. 2019 Several of the more than 400 tips received were helpful to investigators and a portion of the reward would be issued to the tipsters, Barefield said. Janelle Griffith, NBC News, "Man, woman charged with capital murder in death of 3-year-old Kamille 'Cupcake' McKinney," 25 Oct. 2019 But in the days that followed, Noah’s parents and the relatives whom the tipster had said witnessed the abuse told social workers that the allegations were false. Matt Stiles, Los Angeles Times, "Boy’s death seemed like a failure of L.A.'s child-welfare system. It wasn’t so simple," 16 Sep. 2019 The tipster will receive a $2,500 reward offered by law enforcement for tips leading to Torres-Vargas’ arrest, Schilling said. Adam Ferrise,, "Cuyahoga County Jail escapee arrested, official says," 5 Sep. 2019 The tipster did not know the extent of the assaults, but was concerned about the relationship. Sarah Smith, star-telegram, "Fundamentalist Baptist pastor arrested on charges he failed to report child abuse | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of tipster

1862, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tipster was in 1862

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2 Dec 2019

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“Tipster.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of tipster

: a person who gives useful information to someone


tip·​ster | \ ˈtip-stər How to pronounce tipster (audio) \

Legal Definition of tipster

: one who provides a tip to the police

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