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stool pigeon

noun

1 stool pigeon

Someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police.

synonyms: canary, fink, sneak, sneaker, snitch, snitcher, stoolie, stoolpigeon.

Roget 529: disclosure; retection; unveiling etc. v.; deterration, revealment, revelation; exposition, exposure; expose; whole truth; telltale etc. ... show more

Roget 548: deceiver etc. (deceive) etc. 545; dissembler, hypocrite; sophist, Pharisee, Jesuit, Mawworm, Pecksniff, Joseph Surface, Tartufe, ... show more



2 stool pigeon

A dummy pigeon used to decoy others.


Moby thesaurus: agent provocateur, betrayer, blab, blabber, blabberer, blabbermouth, canary, capper, come-on man, decoy, delator, fink, informer, narc, nark, peacher, plant, shill, snitch, snitcher ... show more.

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