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insider

[in-sahy-der] /ˌɪnˈsaɪ dər/
noun
1.
a person who is a member of a group, organization, society, etc.
2.
a person belonging to a limited circle of persons who understand the actual facts in a situation or share private knowledge:
Insiders knew that the president would veto the bill.
3.
a person who has some special advantage or influence.
4.
a person in possession of corporate information not generally available to the public, as a director, an accountant, or other officer or employee of a corporation.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; inside + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for insiders

insider

/ˌɪnˈsaɪdə/
noun
1.
a member of a specified group
2.
a person with access to exclusive information
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Word Origin and History for insiders

insider

n.

"one in possession of special information by virtue of being within some organization," 1848, from inside + -er (1). Originally in reference to the stock markets.

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insider

noun

A person who has special knowledge, authority, etc, because he is within or part of some privileged group: The insiders are saying that the President will veto it (1850+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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