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in·form·er

 (ĭn-fôr′mər)
n.
An informant, especially one who informs against others for compensation.

informer

(ɪnˈfɔːmə)
n
1. a person who informs against someone, esp a criminal
2. a person who provides information: he was the President's financial informer.

in•form•er

(ɪnˈfɔr mər)

n.
1. a person who informs against another, esp. for money or other reward.
2. a person who communicates information or news; informant.
[1500–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.informer - one who reveals confidential information in return for moneyinformer - 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

informer

noun betrayer, grass (Brit. slang), sneak, squealer (slang), Judas, accuser, stool pigeon, nark (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. slang) two men suspected of being police informers

informer

noun
One who gives incriminating information about others:
Informal: rat, tipster.
Translations
مُخْبِر، مُبْلِغ، واشٍ
-kaudavač
angiver
feljelentõ
uppljóstrari
informētājsziņotājs
udavač
ihbarcımuhbir

informer

[ɪnˈfɔːməʳ] Ninformante mf (pej) → delator(a) m/f, soplón/ona m/f
police informerinformante mf de la policía
to turn informerconvertirse en delator

informer

[ɪnˈfɔːrr] n
(gen)dénonciateur/trice m/f
(also police informer) → indicateur/trice m/f

informer

nInformant(in) m(f), → Denunziant(in) m(f) (pej); police informerPolizeispitzel m; to turn informerseine Mittäter verraten

informer

[ɪnˈfɔːməʳ] ninformatore/trice
to turn informer (Police) → diventare un informatore/trice

inform

(inˈfoːm) verb
1. to tell; to give knowledge to. Please inform me of your intentions in this matter; I was informed that you were absent from the office.
2. (with against or on) to tell facts to eg the police about (a criminal etc). He informed against his fellow thieves.
inˈformant noun
someone who tells or informs. He passed on the news to us, but would not say who his informant had been.
ˌinforˈmation noun
facts told or knowledge gained or given. Can you give me any information about this writer?; the latest information on the progress of the war; He is full of interesting bits of information.
inˈformative (-mətiv) adjective
giving useful information. an informative book.
inˈformer noun
a person who informs against a criminal etc.
ˌinformation ˌsuperˈhighway noun
a fast computer channel through which information, pictures etc are sent from one computer to another.
inforˈmation techˌnology noun
the study and use of electronic systems and computers for storing, analysing and utilizing information.
information does not have a plural: some information ; any information .
References in classic literature ?
Lightwood also smoked, with his eyes negligently turned on the informer.
And now cheat and play the informer if you can; I ask no quarter at your hands.
Edward Rose, the interpreter, whose sinister looks we have already mentioned, was denounced by this secret informer as a designing, treacherous scoundrel, who was tampering with the fidelity of certain of the men, and instigating them to a flagrant piece of treason.
After some consideration, he went into business as an Informer, in which calling he realises a genteel subsistence.
We rewarded our kind informer for the service he had done us, and lay by till night came to shelter us from our enemies.
If poor Miss Emily saw the old lady exhibited in the character of an informer," he thought, "what a blow would be struck at her innocent respect for the memory of her aunt
That, Compeyson stood in mortal fear of him, neither of the two could know much better than I; and that, any such man as that man had been described to be, would hesitate to release himself for good from a dreaded enemy by the safe means of becoming an informer, was scarcely to be imagined.
Finally, during a quarrel with some woman (to whom he was making up), in which most of the inmates of the house took part apparently, he was openly abused by his chief enemy, an athletic pedlar, for an informer, and for having driven '' our young gentleman to Siberia, the same as you did those young fellows who broke into houses.
He had been accused by an anonymous informer, of having killed a stag in the royal preserves.
My informer said that they lay now in one of the many buried dungeons of the palace where they had been placed pending a decision as to their fate by the tyrant of the north.
Screw carries on the profitable trade of informer, in London.
If a gentleman was the victim of spies, intruders, and informers (but still naming no names), that was his own pleasure.