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Stool pigeon   /stul pˈɪdʒən/   Listen
Stool pigeon

noun
1.
Someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police.  Synonyms: canary, fink, sneak, sneaker, snitch, snitcher, stoolie, stoolpigeon.
2.
A dummy pigeon used to decoy others.






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"Stool pigeon" Quotes from Famous Books



... detective whom Craig had employed on shadowing jobs and as a stool pigeon on other cases, and we had all the confidence in ...
— The Exploits of Elaine • Arthur B. Reeve



Words linked to "Stool pigeon" :   betrayer, squealer, informer, blabber, bait, lure, decoy, rat, canary, snitch



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