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Meaning of “whistle-blower” in the English Dictionary

"whistle-blower" in British English

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whistle-blowernoun [C]

uk   /ˈwɪs.l̩ˌbləʊ.ər/  us   /-ˌbloʊ.ɚ/
a ​person who ​tells someone in ​authority about something ​illegal that is ​happening, ​especially in a ​governmentdepartment 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 ​illegalhappening 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 ​clearprocedures to encourage ​staff whistleblowing.
(Definition of whistle-blower from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “whistle-blower”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指政府部门或公司里的)告发者,揭发者…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指政府部門或公司裡的)告發者,揭發者…
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