(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Slang. One who gives incriminating information about others: informant, informer, tattler, tattletale. Informal: rat, tipster. Slang: fink, snitch, snitcher, stoolie, stool pigeon. See KNOWLEDGE, LAW.

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  • Squealer — Squeal er ( [ e]r), n. 1. One who, or that which, squeals. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The European swift. (b) The harlequin duck. (c) The American golden plover. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squealer — index informer (one providing criminal information) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • squealer — 1. n. an informer. (Underworld.) □ Tracy is a terrible squealer. □ Some squealer let the cops know what was going to happen. 2. n. a pig; a piglet. □ They ent their squealers to market at just the right time …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • squealer — one who tells the police or authorities, canary    Jason, you squealer! You told the teacher I copied your work …   English idioms

  • squealer n — A tattle tale pig is a squealer …   English expressions

  • squealer — squeal ► NOUN ▪ a long, high pitched cry or noise. ► VERB 1) make a squeal. 2) say something in a high pitched, excited tone. 3) complain. 4) (often squeal on) informal inform on someone. DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • squealer — noun see squeal I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • squealer — See squeal. * * * …   Universalium

  • squealer — noun a) An animal that, or a person who squeals; especially a pig b) an informant …   Wiktionary

  • squealer — Synonyms and related words: betrayer, blab, blabber, blabberer, blabbermouth, canary, delator, fink, informer, narc, nark, peacher, snitch, snitcher, spy, stool pigeon, stoolie, talebearer, tattler, tattletale, telltale, tipster, whistle blower …   Moby Thesaurus

  • squealer — I Everyday English Slang in Ireland n baby; someone who tells on you II Irish Slang a person who tells stories to get another in trouble …   English dialects glossary

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