whistle–blower

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noun whis·tle–blow·er \-ˌblō-ər\

Definition of whistle–blower

  1. :  one who reveals something covert or who informs against another <pledges to protect whistle–blowers who fear reprisals — Wall Street Journal>

whistle–blowing

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1970

First Known Use of whistle–blower

1970


WHISTLE–BLOWER Defined for English Language Learners

whistle–blower

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noun whis·tle–blow·er \-ˌblō-ər\

Definition of whistle–blower for English Language Learners

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


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