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Stool pigeon

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Stool pigeon noun – A person who provides information about another's wrongdoing.
Usage example: the FBI finally got a break when one of the mob boss's top henchmen turned stool pigeon

Spy and stool pigeon are semantically related in informer topic. In some cases you can use "Spy" instead a noun phrase "Stool pigeon", when it comes to topics like informer to police.
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Spy noun – A person who tries secretly to obtain information for one country in the territory of another usually unfriendly country.
Usage example: the government spy risked his life every day in the fight against global terrorism

Stool pigeon and spy are semantically related in informer topic. Sometimes you can use "Stool pigeon" instead a noun "Spy".
Nearby Word: spying
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