or whis·tle blow·er
- a person who informs on another or makes public disclosure of corruption or wrongdoing.
Origin of whistle-blower
Related Words for whistle-blowinginvolve, blame, indict, impeach, arraign, impugn, reprehend, tax, criminate, censure, incriminate, inculpate, impute, finger, peg, reproach
Examples from the Web for whistle-blowing
Contemporary Examples of whistle-blowing
The disclosure of those addresses was not whistle-blowing; that was aiding China.Snowden’s Beijing Benefactors?
Gordon G. Chang
January 3, 2014
Those who suspect a colleague of fraud may be inclined to keep mum because of the potential costs of whistle-blowing.How Social Scientists, and the Rest of Us, Got Seduced By a Good Story
April 30, 2013
But he likes the idea “that we could set up something for people who are nervous about their whistle-blowing.”Bill Keller's Clash With Assange
January 26, 2011
Historical Examples of whistle-blowing
There was a lot of whistle-blowing and shouting and a lone shot which didn't seem to be aimed at him.And Then the Town Took Off
- informal a person who informs on someone or puts a stop to something