One who, privy to the commission of a crime, confidentially communicates with the police or other governmental entity about it.
Any of numerous long-tailed rodents of various families (esp. Muridae and Cricetidae) resembling, but larger than, the mouse: rats are very destructive pests and carriers of highly contagious diseases, as bubonic plague and typhus
A person or thing from which something comes into being or is derived or obtained:
An original or indigenous inhabitant of a region, as distinguished from an invader, explorer, colonist, etc.
An informer, especially a police informer.
The branch of knowledge dealing with such rules; jurisprudence
(Slang) A stool pigeon.
One who gives incriminating information about others
The definition of a witness is a person who has seen an event or who testifies about what he has seen.
An informer or talebearer
A person who tattles; gossip or informer
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
A pigeon used as a decoy.
The state or fact of knowing:
Find another word for informant. In this page you can discover 28 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for informant, like: informer, snitch, qualified person, rat, source, native, nark, law, stoolie, snitcher and witness.