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Sneaker   /snˈikər/   Listen
Sneaker

noun
1.
A canvas shoe with a pliable rubber sole.  Synonyms: gym shoe, tennis shoe.
2.
Someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police.  Synonyms: canary, fink, sneak, snitch, snitcher, stool pigeon, stoolie, stoolpigeon.






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"Sneaker" Quotes from Famous Books



... very big, without speaking; while his yokefellow, with a disdainful toss of her nose, muttered something about "Creature!" which Miss Jenny overhearing, stepped up to her, saying, "None of your names, good Mrs. Abigail. Creature, quotha—I'll assure you no such creature as you neither—no ten-pound sneaker—no quality-coupler." Here the captain interposed, with a "D—e, madam, what do you mean by that?" "D—n you sir, who are you?" replied Miss Jenny, "who made you a captain, you pitiful, trencher-scraping, pimping curler? 'Sdeath! the army is come ...
— The Adventures of Roderick Random • Tobias Smollett



Words linked to "Sneaker" :   blabber, plimsoll, shoe, informer, squealer, rat, betrayer



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