- A person who informs on another person to the police or other authority.More example sentences
informant; betrayer, traitor, Judas, collaborator, double-crosser, fifth columnist, double agent, spy, infiltrator, plant, turncoat; North American tattletale• informal rat, squealer, stool pigeon, stoolie, telltale, tale teller, whistle-blower, snake in the grass, canary, snitch, peacherScottish • informal clypeScottish & Northern Irish • informal toutNorth American • informal finkAustralian/New Zealand • informal fizgig, pimp, shelf
- The prosecutors knew the case details as provided by the undercover police officers, the informers and the supervisors.
- Police informers are often identified by number rather than by name, for obvious security reasons.
- The other travelers seemed embarrassed but passive, perhaps the legacy of years of informers and secret police.