American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An accepted member of a group.
- n. One who has special knowledge or access to confidential information.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is inside; one who is within the limits of some place, structure, society, organization (as a church), etc.
- n. Hence One who has some special advantage, as in a business enterprise.
- n. A person who has special knowledge about the inner workings of a group, organization, or institution.
- n. A person who is within an enclosed space.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. an officer of a corporation or others who have access to private information about the corporation's operations, especially information relating to profitability.
- n. an officer of a corporation or others who have access to private information about the corporation's operations
- inside + -er (Wiktionary)
“In Sunday's now-famous "60 Minutes" report, based on a book by the Hoover Institution's Peter Schweizer, the term "insider information" is used even more loosely.”
“The phrase "insider trading" does not appear in the document.”
“His comments were as offensive as you can get," a label insider said.”
“That is what I call insider talk, and that is not Chicago street talk," Dunn said.”
“The band re-signed last year," a label insider says.”
“We went with the wrong single and it sold nothing," a label insider admits.”
“We sat on this story for 24 hours to see if industry insiders like Nikki Finke might weigh in, and so far no other industry insider is commenting.”
“What makes this guy a political pundit or current Palin insider? martha”
“Why else do you think that the source of the leak .. which has to be an insider is never mentioned or pursued?”
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