SKIP TO CONTENT

stool pigeon

Definitions of stool pigeon
  1. noun
    someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
    synonyms: canary, fink, sneak, sneaker, snitch, snitcher, stoolie, stoolpigeon
    see moresee less
    type of:
    betrayer, blabber, informer, rat, squealer
    one who reveals confidential information in return for money
  2. noun
    a dummy pigeon used to decoy others
    see moresee less
    type of:
    bait, decoy, lure
    something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
Word Family
EDITOR’S CHOICE

Test prep from the experts

Boost your test score with programs developed by Vocabulary.com’s experts.

  • Proven methods: Learn faster, remember longer with our scientific approach.
  • Personalized plan: We customize your experience to maximize your learning.
  • Strategic studying: Focus on the words that are most crucial for success.

SAT/PSAT

$29.95
  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 8 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week

TOEFL

$29.95
  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 10 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week

ACT

$29.95
  • Number of words: 700+
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Time: 1 hour / week