Stoolie



noun
1.
a pigeon used as a decoy.
2.
Also called stoolie
[stoo-lee] /ˈstu li/ (Show IPA), stooly. Slang. a person employed or acting as a decoy or informer, especially for the police.
stool pigeon
noun
1.
a living or dummy pigeon used to decoy others
2.
an informer for the police; nark
3.
(US, slang) a person acting as a decoy

stool pigeon definition

An informer, especially for the police: “Lefty figured out that Mugsy was the stool pigeon when he saw him talking to the warden.”
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A decoy or informer, especially a police spy. For example, Watch out for Doug; I’m sure he’s a stool pigeon for the supervisor. This term alludes to a bird tied to a stool or similar perch in order to attract other birds, which will then be shot. However, one writer believes that stool is a variant for stale or stall, both nouns used for a decoy bird before 1500 or so. [ c. 1820 ]

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