snitcher

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n snitcher someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
    • n snitcher a thief who steals without using violence
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n snitcher An informer; a tell-tale; one who turns queen's (or king's) evidence.
    • n snitcher A handcuff.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Snitcher snich′ėr (slang) an informer: a handcuff.
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Usage

In literature:

The last I heard of him, he was workin' as a stool-pigeon an' snitcher for the worst scoundrel of the lot.
"The Crevice" by William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
You may just as well keep the snitchers for when I'm down.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
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