whistle-blower

noun
whis·tle-blow·er | \ˈhwi-səl-ˌblō-ər, ˈwi-\

Definition of whistle-blower 

: one who reveals something covert or who informs against another pledges to protect whistle-blowers who fear reprisalsWall Street Jour.

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whistle-blowing \ˈhwi-səl-ˌblō-iŋ, ˈwi- \ noun

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1970, in the meaning defined above

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whistle-blower

noun

English Language Learners Definition of whistle-blower

: a person who tells police, reporters, etc., about something (such as a crime) that has been kept secret

whistleblower

noun
whis·tle·blow·er | \ˈhwi-səl-ˌblō-ər\

Legal Definition of whistleblower 

: an employee who brings wrongdoing by an employer or other employees to the attention of a government or law enforcement agency and who is commonly vested by statute with rights and remedies for retaliation — compare qui tam action

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whistleblowing \-iŋ \ noun

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