or whis·tle blow·er

[hwis-uh l-bloh-er, wis-]


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

Origin of whistle-blower

First recorded in 1965–70
Related formswhis·tle-blow·ing, noun
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  • There was a lot of whistle-blowing and shouting and a lone shot which didn't seem to be aimed at him.

British Dictionary definitions for whistle-blowing



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