Definition of insider in English:

insider

noun

  • A person within a group or organization, especially someone privy to information unavailable to others.

    ‘political insiders’
    • ‘Party insiders are said to have been shocked by the candour of her remarks.’
    • ‘It's the kind of dig that gets a sharp response from Wembley insiders.’
    • ‘Vatican insiders say that the Pope has been meditating on his remarkable life.’
    • ‘According to insiders it was ‘a bit like a classroom of pupils when the form teacher is away’.’
    • ‘Political insiders in Tokyo say he has a constant companion, but she has never been identified.’
    • ‘This is a government for the insiders, for political appointments and cronyism.’
    • ‘Political insiders plot to ruin the ruling family and bring an end to their rule and lives.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, insiders predicted that the cost of a tour to the city will slump.’
    • ‘This worries some insiders that visitors and participants will be inconvenienced.’
    • ‘But coal industry insiders say buying Hatfield is a gamble for any new owner.’
    • ‘Comments posted on online message boards may also come from employees of the studios, say movie insiders.’
    • ‘They are both political insiders living in the inner city enclave of Paddington.’
    • ‘Now, what's interesting here is the dimension it illuminates for me of the outlook of Microsoft insiders.’
    • ‘The move has been welcomed by party insiders as well as other political organisations.’
    • ‘This was partly due to a detox programme he was on but also for his own protection, according to insiders.’
    • ‘The two women may share a political persuasion but insiders say their styles of leadership are very different.’
    • ‘Misuse of database information by insiders happens everyday, and there's little we can do about it.’
    • ‘According to business insiders, the main ingredient for hotpot seasoning is butter.’
    • ‘Film insiders said Columbus had decided not to film the third film because he wanted to take his family back to California.’
    • ‘The major reason is a shortage of cemeteries, according to both these insiders.’
    member, staff member, member of staff, worker, employee, representative
    participant
    person in the know
    one of the in-crowd
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Pronunciation:

insider

/ɪnˈsʌɪdə/