Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An animal that, or a person who squeals; especially a pig
  • n. an informant
  • n. The European swift.
  • n. The harlequin duck.
  • n. The American golden plover.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, squeals.
  • n.
  • n. The European swift.
  • n. The harlequin duck.
  • n. The American golden plover.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which squeals.
  • n. One of several birds.
  • n. The European swift, Cypselus apus. Also jack-squealer, screecher.
  • n. The American golden plover, Charadrius dominicus.
  • n. The harlequin duck.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one who reveals confidential information in return for money
  • n. domestic swine

Etymologies

squeal +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • While I understand "squealer" is a regional term, it is used to describe a catfish that is a 1/2lb. or less.

    The Fried Fish Debate

  • * A stool-pigeon is a thief in the pay of the police; a squealer is a grafter who betrays his brother.

    American Sketches 1908

  • When my grandmother was still able to cook a large meal my granddad and I would go catch about 50 "squealer" catfish.

    The Fried Fish Debate

  • MIDRAND, South Africa April 7 (Reuter) - Nelson Mandela on Thursday dismissed white President F. W de Klerk as a "squealer" of South Africa's election campaign and his National Party (NP) as the mouse.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • And even if they killed him now, Brennan and the "Gallant kid" would know that he died trying to protect them, that he wasn't a contemptible "squealer" after all.

    Spring Street A Story of Los Angeles

  • But the horrors of life in prison for the "squealer" were thoroughly familiar to him when he elected to do what he could to atone for his crime.

    True Stories of Crime From the District Attorney's Office

  • This, however, he promptly refused to do -- he was no "squealer," and indicated as much to

    The Financier, a novel

  • In buildings with newer fire alarm systems, for instance, alarm "squealer" covers have been placed on the manual pull stations and areas equipped with security cameras have seen a reduction in malicious fire alarms.

    Iowa State Daily

  • "But Lois was never what you might call a squealer; if he robbed her you can be pretty dead sure she wouldn't sob about it on the street corners.

    Otherwise Phyllis

  • "squealer," and as we had made a square, fair trade with him we decided to let him find us instead of our looking for him.

    Twenty Years of Hus'ling

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  • From the Examples:"“While I understand "squealer" is a regional term, it is used to describe a catfish that is a 1/2lb. or less.”-- The Fried Fish Debate"

    May 1, 2012

  • Old nickname for the Harlequin Duck.

    January 5, 2008