informant

[ in-fawr-muhnt ]
/ ɪnˈfɔr mənt /

noun

a person who informs or gives information; informer.
a person who supplies social or cultural data in answer to the questions of an investigator.
Linguistics. a native speaker of a language who supplies utterances and forms for one analyzing or learning the language.

Origin of informant

1655–65; < Latin infōrmant- (stem of infōrmāns) present participle of infōrmāre. See inform1, -ant

Can be confused

informant informer
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British Dictionary definitions for informant

informant

/ (ɪnˈfɔːmənt) /

noun

a person who gives information about a thing, a subject being studied, etc
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