- an instance of informing against someone.
- a protest or complaint; beef.
verb (used without object)
- to turn informer; inform.
- to protest or complain; beef.
verb (used with object)
Origin of squeal
Examples from the Web for squealer
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I know; but Stacey has my note for the rest of the money, and I dont propose to be a squealer, Gordon.The Lucky Seventh|Ralph Henry Barbour
So he framed it up so that I appeared to be a squealer, and started the gangmen after me.Children of the Whirlwind|Leroy Scott
What Ive told of my own affairs doesnt concern them, and I will claim that Ive never yet played the squealer on any other chap.The New Boys at Oakdale|Morgan Scott
British Dictionary definitions for squealer
Word Origin for squeal
Word Origin and History for squealer
c.1300, probably of imitative origin, similar to Old Norse skvala "to cry out" (see squall (v.)). The sense of "inform on another" is first recorded 1865. The noun is attested from 1747.