- a person who makes a business of furnishing tips, as for betting or speculation.
Origin of tipster
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Examples from the Web for tipster
And by a tipster who seems to be posing as a Tea Partier—but who one source suspects is affiliated with the Clintons?The Strange Leak of the New Exposé ‘Clinton, Inc.’
July 14, 2014
A tipster, who asked to remain anonymous, sent a video of the notoriously anti-Palestinian politician to Open Zion.Anthony Weiner Stands By Claim That West Bank Isn't Occupied By Israel
June 27, 2013
The tipster reportedly received email messages stating that: “Medellin was in Mexico and had not returned.”Hollywood Hills Severed Head Case Looks at Victim’s Ex
August 4, 2012
One tipster told authorities that he saw her getting her hair done at a salon in Fountain Valley, 35 miles south of L.A., in 2000.Whitey Bulger's Wily Girl
June 27, 2011
Just two days later, a tipster called in with information that led them to the Santa Monica hotel.Bulger Found With $800,000 Stash
The Daily Beast Video
June 23, 2011
The "tipster" in Wall Street is like the tout on the race track.Profitable Stock Exchange Investments
Henry Voorce Brandenburg
It is possibly in this last sense that the tipster uses the word.
Don't suppose a Delphic priest, or even a Derby tipster ever wasted time in prophesying to himself!
The significance of these various facts is plain to the p. 407advertising tipster, and he shapes his baits accordingly.
If the tipster had only kept up that pace throughout the afternoon all his followers would be winners at the track.Pieces of Hate
- a person who sells tips on horse racing, the stock market, etc
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