Definition of whistle-blower in English:

whistle-blower

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noun

  • A person who informs on a person or organization regarded as engaging in an unlawful or immoral activity.
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    • Nurses also may not report other nurses for fear of being perceived as snitches or labeled as whistle-blowers.
    • They're trying to put in measures to help whistle-blowers point out wrongdoing at the United Nations without losing their job.
    • Meet the new target for whistle-blowers and conspiracy theorists: big business.

Derivatives

whistle-blowing

noun & adjective
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  • The strategy incorporates new policies to govern fraud, corruption and whistle-blowing in the city.
  • Then another Commission official was forced out for whistle-blowing on budget fiddles.
  • Has the Patriot Act so unnerved Spielberg that he thinks we're living in a police state where New Yorkers are afraid to be the insubordinate, whistle-blowing, pains-in-the-neck that they have always been?

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