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1‘the police had a good network of informers’
betrayer, traitor, Judas, collaborator, double-crosser, fifth columnist, double agent, spy, infiltrator, plant, turncoat
North American tattletale
informal rat, squealer, stool pigeon, stoolie, telltale, tale teller, whistle-blower, snake in the grass, canary, snitch, peacher
British informal grass, supergrass, nark, snout, nose
Scottish informal clype
Scottish Northern Irish informal tout
North American informal fink
Australian NZ informal fizgig, pimp, shelf
archaic intelligencer, beagle
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