Examples from the Web for informer
An inquiry headed by the Police Ombudsman, a sort of referee figure, came down against the informer allegation.Sinn Fein Boss Gerry Adams Wanted This Murder Bust|Ed Moloney|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He started as a KGB informer in the 1930s in London, while working as a London Times correspondent.Second ‘Underwear Bomber,’ Kim Philby, and Other Notorious Double Agents|The Daily Beast|May 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He becomes an informer, setting up an arrest that will alter the lives of both his sister and Shireen.
It was then that Vera Lengsfeld learned that that the Stasi informer code named “Donald” was her husband, Knud Wollenberger.
In East Germany, there was one Stasi agent or informer for every 63 citizens, records show.
He is educated at M'Choakumchild's "practical school," and becomes a general spy and informer.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Gikúut ang impurmir sa mga girilyista, The guerrillas tapped the informer for liquidation.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan|John U. Wolff
The informer was amongst them, and Horne alone could be let into the secret of my plan.A Set of Six|Joseph Conrad
Would you tell us about your procedures in regard to having an agent or informer or any person acting in that type of capacity?Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
After some consideration, he went into business as an Informer, in which calling he realises a genteel subsistence.Oliver Twist, Illustrated|Charles Dickens
British Dictionary definitions for informer
Word Origin and History for informer
late 14c., enfourmer "instructor, teacher," native agent noun from inform and also from Old French enformeor. Meaning "one who gives information against another" (especially in reference to law-breaking) is c.1500.