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1. whistle blower, whistle-blower, whistleblower

an informant who exposes wrongdoing within an organization in the hope of stopping it

Example Sentences:
'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'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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another name for whistle-blower
a person who informs on someone or puts a stop to something

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noun US
a person who reports or informs on a wrongdoer, as in a government agency

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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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