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v. squealed, squeal·ing, squeals
1. To give forth a loud shrill cry or sound.
2. Slang To turn informer; betray an accomplice or secret.
To utter or produce with a squeal.
A loud, shrill cry or sound: a squeal of surprise; the squeal of tires.

[Middle English squelen, probably of imitative origin.]

squeal′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.squealer - one who reveals confidential information in return for moneysquealer - one who reveals confidential information in return for money
canary, fink, snitch, stool pigeon, stoolie, stoolpigeon, sneaker, snitcher, sneak - someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
informant, source - a person who supplies information
copper's nark, nark - an informer or spy working for the police
supergrass, grass - a police informer who implicates many people
2.squealer - domestic swinesquealer - domestic swine      
swine - stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals
genus Sus, Sus - type genus of the Suidae
porker - a pig fattened to provide meat
trotter - foot of a pig or sheep especially one used as food
porc - meat from a domestic hog or pig
lard - soft white semisolid fat obtained by rendering the fatty tissue of the hog


Slang. One who gives incriminating information about others:
Informal: rat, tipster.