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whistle-blower

Legal Definition of whistle-blower

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Definition of whistle-blower

Etymology

    Probably an allusion to a police officer blowing his or her whistle on observing a violation of the law.

Noun

whistle-blower (plural whistle-blowers)

  1. (idiomatic) One who reports a problem or violation to the authorities; especially, an employee or former employee who reports a violation by an employer.

    We owe it to a small group of brave whistle-blowers that we know about the infractions at all.

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