finger man

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noun Slang.

a person who points out someone to be murdered, robbed, etc.

Origin of finger man

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30
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Examples from the Web for finger man

  • Even if Nast were finger-man for a bandit gang he would get nothing except clothes and ordinary, easily replaced tools.

    The Golden Skull|John Blaine