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"whistle-blower" in British English

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whistle-blowernoun [C]

uk   /ˈwɪs.əlˌbləʊ.ər/  us   /ˈwɪs.əlˌbloʊ.ɚ/
a person who tells someone in authority about something illegal that is happening, especially in a government department or a company
(Definition of whistle-blower from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"whistle-blower" in American English

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whistle-blowernoun [C]

 us   /ˈhwɪs·əlˌbloʊ·ər, ˈwɪs-/
a person who tells someone in authority about something illegal that is happening, esp. in a business or government
(Definition of whistle-blower from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"whistle-blower" in Business English

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whistle-blowernoun [C]

(also whistleblower) uk   us   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]
Local authorities should have clear procedures to encourage staff whistleblowing.
(Definition of whistle-blower from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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