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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.
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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
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Slang. One who gives incriminating information about others:
Informal: rat, tipster.
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References in classic literature ?
So the Wizard pretended to take one of the piglets out of the hair of the Princess (while really he slyly took it from his inside pocket) and Ozma smiled joyously as the creature nestled in her arms, and she promised to have an emerald collar made for its fat neck and to keep the little squealer always at hand to amuse her.
Napoleon plays the role of Joseph Stalin, while Squealer (the propaganda minister) serves as second-in-command to Napoleon.
With characters such as Snowball, Napoleon, and Squealer, this book is all about fighting for freedom and combating oppression.
It's risky to assume the size of any bull based on the resonance of his voice, but this bull was not a squealer. It took great restraint for me not to slip out of the blind and go after the bull, but his bugles seemed to be getting closer.
This moral inhibition is further exacerbated by the social stigma associated with being labeled a "whistleblower," "tattletale," "rat," "turncoat," "squealer" or "snitch." And, even those who might be inclined to blow the whistle may choose not to do so out of fear of retaliation.
Sometimes known as "the rat rule," Rule 8.3 requires every Minnesota lawyer to report certain professional misconduct by other lawyers to the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility.<br />As a matter of professional responsibility, we attorneys are mandated reporters of other lawyers, and we were mandated reporters long before statutory mandated reporting became a Thing, first in the medical profession, and then in the social and human services generally.1<br />Reporting on another's misconduct is always a sensitive subject; one instinctively doesn't want to be a squealer; we all learned in kindergarten it's not nice to be a tattletale.
"I, a Squealer: The Insider's Account of the Pied Piper of Tucson Murders" by Richard Burns is firsthand account written in 1967, that shares the evolution of Burns' friendship with Schmid, the details of getting involved way in over his head, and how he finally summoned the courage to blow the whistle to end the deadly rampage that shocked the nation and changed the city of Tucson forever.
Richard Bruns; I, A SQUEALER; Twin Feather Publishing (Nonfiction: True Crime) 17.95 ISBN: 9780983166559
Passive control methods such as squealer, partial squealer, and winglet blade tip designs are widely used in order to reduce the effects of leakage flow.
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How about the cartoon favourite as a police informant in a gritty crime drama: "Peppa Pig - The Squealer"?
Caption 1: Old Major tells the animal about his dream-Photo by Egypt Today Old Major dies three days after the incident, leaving the three younger pigs; Snowball, Napoleon and Squealer, to draw on their intelligence in order to formulate the Old Major's principles, called Animalism.