from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal One who sells tips or information, as to bettors or speculators.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who makes a practice of giving or selling tips, or private hints or information, esp. for use in gambling upon the probable outcome of events, as horse races.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person specially employed in furnishing tips or secret information to persons interested, for betting or speculative purposes, in the issue of horse-races, the rise and fall of stocks, etc.: distinguished from a tout, who may be in the tipster's employment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one who sells advice about gambling or speculation (especially at the racetrack)
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The tipster is later identified as Trevor Graham, a sprint coach whose clients include Marion Jones, Tim Montgomery and Justin Gatlin.
I haven’t tried anything yet, but early word from a tipster is that the saag paneer is “pretty good”.
And according to my original tipster from the area, ” Indian Fast Food” hasbeen serving the stale pita bread that I got on my original visit, more and more these days.
More investigation determines the tipster is a fraud.
The so-called tipster says he never said any such thing.
King County prosecutors said the tipster was a San Diego man who was facing 42 years in prison for years of abusing a boy he was mentoring.
The brass-playing brotherhood has nothing on me in the wake of a weekend described as a tipster's nightmare.
Our tipster was a member of the Newton team when Steve Jobs made his return to Apple in 1996, with mixed memories of the homecoming:
John Walsh, the program's host, called the tipster, who has insisted on anonymity, "a real hero."
I think tipster aka informant needs to be arrested brought in for questioning.