Definitions for stool pigeonˈstu li
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
stool′ pi`geonˈstu li(n.)
a pigeon used as a decoy.
Category: Status (usage)
Origin of stool pigeon:
fink, snitch, snitcher, stoolpigeon, stool pigeon, stoolie, sneak, sneaker, canary(noun)
someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
a dummy pigeon used to decoy others
A decoy or an informer, especially one who is a spy for the police.
Origin: From the act of tying or even nailing a pigeon to a stool to act as a decoy for hunters.
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