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English definition of “tipster”

tipster

noun [C]     /ˈtɪp.stər/ US  /-stɚ/
a person who gives information to people , usually in exchange for money , especially about the likely winner of a race or competition , or who gives information to an official organization , especially about someone who has done something wrong : All the tipsters were wrong about the gold medal winner . An anonymous tipster has leaked confidential government information to the press .Gambling and bookmakingTaking risks
(Definition of tipster noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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