[ in-sahy-der ]
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  1. a person who is a member of a group, organization, society, etc.

  2. a person belonging to a limited circle of persons who understand the actual facts in a situation or share private knowledge: Insiders knew that the president would veto the bill.

  1. a person who has some special advantage or influence.

  2. a person in possession of corporate information not generally available to the public, as a director, an accountant, or other officer or employee of a corporation.

Origin of insider

First recorded in 1820–30; inside + -er1

Words Nearby insider Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use insider in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for insider


/ (ˌɪnˈsaɪdə) /

  1. a member of a specified group

  2. a person with access to exclusive information

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