whistle-blower

or whis·tle blow·er

[ hwis-uhl-bloh-er, wis- ]
/ ˈʰwɪs əlˌbloʊ ər, ˈwɪs- /

noun

a person who informs on another or makes public disclosure of corruption or wrongdoing.

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Origin of whistle-blower

First recorded in 1965–70

OTHER WORDS FROM whistle-blower

whistle-blowing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for whistle-blower

whistle-blower

noun

informal a person who informs on someone or puts a stop to something
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