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whis·tle·blow·eror whis·tle-blow·er or whistle blower (wĭs′əl-blō′ər, hwĭs′-)
One who reveals wrongdoing within an organization to the public or to those in positions of authority: "The Pentagon's most famous whistleblower is ... hoping to get another chance to search for government waste" (Washington Post).
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informal a person who informs on someone or puts a stop to something
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or whis′tle blow`er,
a person who informs on another or makes public disclosure of corruption or wrongdoing.
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|Noun||1.||whistle-blower - an informant who exposes wrongdoing within an organization in the hope of stopping it; "the law gives little protection to whistleblowers who feel the public has a right to know what is going on"; "the whistleblower was fired for exposing the conditions in mental hospitals"|
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