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People who tell secrets - synonyms and related words

informant

noun

someone who secretly gives information about someone to the police or someone in authority

informer

noun

someone who secretly gives information about someone to the police or someone in authority

mole

noun

someone who joins or works for an organization in order to give secret information about it to other people, especially to its enemies

sneak

noun

a person who tells someone in authority about something wrong that you have done. This word shows that you dislike people who do this.

telltale

noun

a child who tells an adult about something bad that another child has done

supergrass

noun

a criminal who gives information about a lot of other criminals to the police

nark

noun

someone who secretly informs the police about a criminal’s activities

snout

noun

someone who gives information about criminals to the police

grass

noun

a person, usually a criminal, who tells the police what other criminals have done

bigmouth

noun

someone who talks a lot and is unable to keep anything secret

JOMO

… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

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