[in-tel-i-juh n-ser] /ɪnˈtɛl ɪ dʒən sər/

a person or thing that conveys information.
an informer; spy.
(archaic) an informant or spy

1580s, “spy, informant,” agent noun from intelligence. Meaning “bringer of news” is from 1630s; as a newspaper name from 1640s.


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