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Definitions for informer
ɪnˈfɔr mərin·former

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. informer, betrayer, rat, squealer, blabbernoun

    one who reveals confidential information in return for money


  1. informernoun

    One who informs someone else about something.

  2. informernoun

    A person who tells authorities about improper or illegal activity.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Informernoun

    Etymology: from inform.

    This writer is either byassed by an inclination to believe the worst, or a want of judgment to chuse his informers. Jonathan Swift.

    There were spies and informers set at work to watch the company. Roger L'Estrange.

    Let no court sycophant pervert my sense,
    Nor sly informer watch these words to draw
    Within the reach of treason. Alexander Pope.

    Informers are a detestable race of people, although sometimes necessary. Jonathan Swift.


  1. informer

    An informant (also called an informer or, as a slang term, a “snitch”) is a person who provides privileged information about a person or organization to an agency. The term is usually used within the law-enforcement world, where informants are officially known as confidential human sources (CHS), or criminal informants (CI). It can also refer pejoratively to someone who supplies information without the consent of the involved parties. The term is commonly used in politics, industry, entertainment, and academia.In the United States, a confidential informant or "CI" is "any individual who provides useful and credible information to a law enforcement agency regarding felonious criminal activities and from whom the agency expects or intends to obtain additional useful and credible information regarding such activities in the future".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Informer

    one who informs, animates, or inspires

  2. Informer

    one who informs, or imparts knowledge or news

  3. Informer

    one who informs a magistrate of violations of law; one who informs against another for violation of some law or penal statute

  4. Etymology: [From Inform, v.]


  1. Informer

    "Informer" is a 1992 single by Canadian reggae musician Snow. It features and is produced by MC Shan, and is from Snow's debut album 12 Inches of Snow. The single was a chart topping hit, spending seven consecutive weeks at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was his biggest hit in the United Kingdom, where it reached Number 2, behind two different number one singles. In 2007, the song was ranked No. 84 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 90's.

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  1. reniform

  2. reinform

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of informer in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of informer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of informer in a Sentence

  1. George Sherman:

    Game Informer. if you look at the trend of sales over the last several years, selling general administrative costs didn't move with sales. So we had a cost structure we had to address.

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