Definition of insider in English:



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

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