Stool pigeon and Telltale

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

Telltale and stool pigeon are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Telltale" instead a noun phrase "Stool pigeon".
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Telltale noun – A person who habitually reveals personal or sensational facts about others.
Usage example: the media's professional telltales have basically decided that today's celebrities have no right to privacy

Stool pigeon and telltale are semantically related. You can use "Stool pigeon" instead a noun "Telltale".
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