What is the meaning of whistleblower?


  • An informant who exposes wrongdoing within an organization in the hope of stopping it.
    • usage: "the law gives little protection to whistleblowers who feel the public has a right to know what is going on"; "the whistleblower was fired for exposing the conditions in mental hospitals"
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APAWordNet. (2010). whistleblower. Retrieved September 19, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/whistleblower/definitions/1320604
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