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English definition of “whistle-blower”


noun [C] (also whistleblower)     WORKPLACE
a person who works for a company or organization that tells an authority about something illegal happening within the company or organization : Within many organisations a whistleblower is contemptuously regarded as a ' grass ' or ' sneak '.
whistle-blowing noun [U] → See also gagging clause
(Definition of whistle-blower noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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