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or whistle blower

[hwis-uh l-bloh-er, wis-] /ˈʰwɪs əlˌbloʊ ər, ˈwɪs-/
a person who informs on another or makes public disclosure of corruption or wrongdoing.
Origin of whistle-blower
First recorded in 1965-70
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whistle-blowing, noun Unabridged
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(informal) a person who informs on someone or puts a stop to something
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whistle blower


A person who makes an accusation of wrongdoing, illegality, etc: Thanks to yet another whistle blower, it is now known that even the cost of the one-inch square plastic caps has flown as high as the planes/ trading inside information with whistle-blowers and publicity seekers (1970+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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