Definition of insider in English:



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

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