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 The anonymous tipster calls police with information about Armstrong becoming angry after hearing about Strickland's brief relationship with Wilson. Fox News, 15 June 2022 Prior to that, the couple channeled their grief into other forms of activism, such as handing out flyers for Crime Stoppers — the anonymous tipster line and reward nonprofit — and participating in walks for justice. Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Apr. 2022 Popular anonymous tipster LeaksApplePro has published a new blog post breaking down the prices for every iPhone 14 model, plus a gamble that Apple will make to justify the higher prices. Gordon Kelly, Forbes, 26 Mar. 2022 Neumann was identified from the body-cam footage by an anonymous tipster identifying themselves as a family friend, according to the criminal complaint. Washington Post, 23 Mar. 2022 An anonymous tipster tells us that his Verizon LG Wing just received an update to enable the carrier's new mid-band 5G network—even though LG Mobile has gone out of business. Sascha Segan, PCMAG, 29 Apr. 2022 According to charging documents in the case, an unidentified tipster told the FBI that the women had entered the Capitol after seeing a photograph Krzywicki posted to her Facebook account. Christine Dempsey, Hartford Courant, 22 Apr. 2022 He's been Torres' anonymous tipster all along, the Robin to Nick's Batman, hoping to learn why Fortress went to the trouble of framing him. Sara Netzley,, 29 Mar. 2022 Neumann is the son of late Santa Rosa hotelier Claus Neumann, and in the days after the riots, an anonymous tipster claiming to be a family friend gave Neumann’s name and home address to federal authorities. Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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27 Jun 2022

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“Tipster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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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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