a person who supplies information
someone who sees an event and reports what happened
- The journalist did not want to reveal the identity of his informant.
- Police hurried to the address supplied by their informant, only to learn that their bird had flown less than an hour before.
- Could you be my language informant for Dutch?
I don't care whether your informants are correct or not in what they tell you.出自： E. F. Benson