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

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to email or call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 where tipsters can remain anonymous. Saja Hindi, The Denver Post, "Aurora identifies woman cited in connection with flag removals during July ICE protest," 30 July 2019 To remain anonymous, tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777. Mike Cason |,, "Metropolitan apartments extends time before residents must vacate," 18 June 2019 The award came after the SEC issued awards of roughly $83 million last year to three tipsters who helped the regulator reach a $415 million settlement with Bank of America. Mengqi Sun, WSJ, "SEC Issues $3 Million Award to Two Former Merrill Lynch Whistleblowers," 12 June 2019 Before the hack, Capital One set up an email address for tipsters to raise alarms about potential holes in the company’s systems. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, "Capital One looked to the cloud for security. But its own firewall couldn’t stop a hacker.," 30 July 2019 If information provided leads to the arrest and indictment of the individuals responsible for this crime, the tipster may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000. Erika Butler,, "Edgewood teenage shooting victim remembered by teachers for his smile; vigil set for Saturday night," 5 July 2019 The tipster also told police that the school pastor, who is married to Griffin, and the principal were made aware about the inappropriate videos and images, according to the police records. Elyssa Cherney,, "Kindergarten teacher at suburban Baptist school charged with sexual assault, child porn solicitation involving 2 students, police say," 3 July 2019 Tips can anonymous, and information that leads to an arrest and indictment can earn tipsters up to $2,000. Fox News, "Remains found in suitcase in 2016 finally ID'd using new technology, police say," 30 June 2019 Tips can be sent anonymously, and information that leads to an arrest and indictment can earn tipsters up to $2,000. Michael Hebert, ajc, "Man robbed at gunpoint in Decatur while walking home from work," 25 July 2019

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1862, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tipster was in 1862

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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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