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fink definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police [syn: fink, snitch, snitcher, stoolpigeon, stool pigeon, stoolie, sneak, sneaker, canary] v
1: take the place of work of someone on strike [syn: fink, scab, rat, blackleg]
2: confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure [syn: confess, squeal, fink]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1903 1. one who is disapproved of or is held in contempt 2. strikebreaker 3. informer 2 II. intransitive verb Date: circa 1925 to turn informer ; squeal

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. US sl. --n. 1 an unpleasant person. 2 an informer. 3 a strikebreaker; a blackleg. --v.intr. (foll. by on) inform on. Etymology: 20th c.: orig. unkn.

Moby Thesaurus

bear witness against, betray, betrayer, blab, blabber, blabberer, blabbermouth, blackleg, blow the whistle, canary, delator, inform against, inform on, informer, narc, nark, peach, peacher, rat, scab, sell out, snitch, snitch on, snitcher, spy, squeal, squealer, stool, stool pigeon, stoolie, strikebreaker, talebearer, tattle, tattler, tattletale, tell on, telltale, testify against, tipster, turn informer, whistle-blower




 


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