Definitions

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  • n. An informer providing substantial quantities of information on criminal or terrorist activities to the police.

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

  • n. a police informer who implicates many people

Etymologies

From grass, British/Irish slang word for an informer. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Anderson has been named by a "supergrass" convicted of conspiracy to murder who will give evidence next week. marcpen: A supergrass is a high level ex-gang member who 'turns Queen's Evidence' to become a prosecution witness.

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  • The case is based around so-called supergrass evidence supplied by Newtownabbey brothers David Stewart (38) and Robert Stewart

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  • What are your views of the reports that Mohammed Siddique Khan met Mohammed Junaid Babar the key 'supergrass' prosecution witness in the current 'Operation Crevice' trial ?

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  • Were they at the camp with 'supergrass' Mohammed Junad Barbar, the key witness for the prosecution in the current ongoing terrorism trial codenamed Crevice thwarted fertiliser-bomb vehicle plot at the Old Bailey?

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  • Families of the July 7 victims hit out today after it emerged that an al-Qaida 'supergrass' who set up a training camp attended by the mastermind of the London bombings has been freed after only four and a half years in prison.

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  • Brian Ervine, the new leader of the political party associated with the UVF, told Spotlight that a senior north Belfast loyalist's apparent decision to become a "supergrass" could harden the position.

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  • Mr Ervine told Spotlight that a senior north Belfast loyalist's apparent decision to become a "supergrass" could harden the position.

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  • Along with 'supergrass' Mark Burcombe and Noel Dillon, who has since killed himself, the friends had been drinking in Brown's Tandragee flat when Andrew spoke derogatorily about UVF commander Richard Jameson, who had been gunned down by the LVF two weeks earlier.

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  • Snarfangel: Anderson has been named by a "supergrass" convicted of conspiracy to murder who will give evidence next week.

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  • What the hell is a "supergrass," and why is it naming things?

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