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in·form·er

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

noun
One who gives incriminating information about others:
Informal: rat, tipster.
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

informer

[ɪnˈfɔːrr] n
(gen)dénonciateur/trice m/f
(also police informer) → indicateur/trice m/f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

informer

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

[ɪnˈfɔːməʳ] ninformatore/trice
to turn informer (Police) → diventare un informatore/trice
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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 .
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References in classic literature ?
Beginning it with that statement of universal application, which fitted every occurrence of her life, namely, that she was a mother herself, she went on to inform me that she had once seen very different days, but that at all periods of her existence she had had a constitutional objection to spies, intruders, and informers. She named no names, she said; let them the cap fitted, wear it; but spies, intruders, and informers, especially in widders' weeds (this clause was underlined), she had ever accustomed herself to look down upon.
The mob hitherto had been passive spectators of the scene, but as the intelligence of the Pickwickians being informers was spread among them, they began to canvass with considerable vivacity the propriety of enforcing the heated pastry-vendor's proposition: and there is no saying what acts of personal aggression they might have committed, had not the affray been unexpectedly terminated by the interposition of a new-comer.
The first I shall mention, relates to informers. All crimes against the state, are punished here with the utmost severity; but, if the person accused makes his innocence plainly to appear upon his trial, the accuser is immediately put to an ignominious death; and out of his goods or lands the innocent person is quadruply recompensed for the loss of his time, for the danger he underwent, for the hardship of his imprisonment, and for all the charges he has been at in making his defence; or, if that fund be deficient, it is largely supplied by the crown.
Now with respect to these honours which he proposes to bestow on those who can give any information useful to the community, this, though very pleasing in speculation, is what the legislator should not settle, for it would encourage informers, and probably occasion commotions in the state.
CRITO: Well, I will not dispute with you; but please to tell me, Socrates, whether you are not acting out of regard to me and your other friends: are you not afraid that if you escape from prison we may get into trouble with the informers for having stolen you away, and lose either the whole or a great part of our property; or that even a worse evil may happen to us?
He was said to have been innumerable times in and out of Russia, the Necator of bureaucrats, of provincial governors, of obscure informers. He lived between whiles, Razumov had heard, on the shores of the Lake of Como, with a charming wife, devoted to the cause, and two young children.
Eugene leaned back in his chair, and smoked with his eyes negligently turned on the informer, and his pen ready to reduce him to more writing.
Indeed, Thrasymachus, and do I really appear to you to argue like an informer?
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!"