stoolie


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stool·ie

 (sto͞o′lē)
n. Slang
A stool pigeon.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stoolie - someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
betrayer, blabber, informer, squealer, rat - one who reveals confidential information in return for money

stoolie

noun
Slang. One who gives incriminating information about others:
Informal: rat, tipster.
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A "devoted stoolie,'' Anthony Spano sat with three of his friends on the steps of the DCU Center on Commercial Street about an hour before the show began.
In the first chapter, McGill worries about where next months bill money is coming from; in the third, he negotiates late payment with his office building's rental agent; in the fifth, he bribes a stoolie with $20 to rat out an old friend; by the tenth, he's considering taking a job from a hit man.
Hewitt-Smythe explains why: "If the Mafia can't pay the bookie, and the bookie can't pay the stoolie, then the stoolie can't pay the henchman, the henchman can't pay the wise guy, and the wise guy can't pay the Shooter from Detroit so he can make another bad bet with the bookie.